The government said that it has developed the contract tracing app Aarogya Setu in collaboration with private sector. Earlier, CIC issued a show-cause notice to MEITY, NIC and NeGD for withholding information and providing an evasive reply to a RTI application on Aarogya Setu. In its response, the Centre said the Aarogya Setu was developed in record 21 days in lockdown and was appreciated by WHO. The app has 16.23 cr downloads.
CERT-In has alerted NIC email service users of a phishing campaign, asking users to verify their govt accounts. The email, pretending to be from NIC, consists a malicious link/ attachment that contains topical info to lure users into opening it. Hence, infecting the system and stealing victims’ personal info. The system can also be used to send such emails to other users. Users are advised to verify the URL (https://email.gov.in) before entering their details.
Intel has acquired Killer-Branded NIC (network interface card) maker, Rivet Networks. With minimal latency, Killer’s products offer excellent gaming experience and this acquisition will exponentially enrich the network sector. Rivet has been a competitor to Intel in the NIC space for the past 10 years. Now Intel can capitalise on the gaming market. The two firms earlier collaborated a few years ago to develop the Killer Wireless-AC 1550 NIC.
French hacker Robert Baptiste has claimed that there are security flaws with Aarogya Setu app. “A security issue has been found in your app. The privacy of 90 mn Indians is at stake. Can you contact me in private?” he tweeted. Baptiste said CERT-In and NIC got in touch with him after the tweet. Govt may issue a statement on Baptiste’s concerns soon. He had earlier exposed flaws in mAdhaar app and breached then TRAI Chief’s personal information to prove.