Cyber security

Messaging app to protect Hong Kong protesters’ identities

Telegram, a popular encrypted messaging app, will allow users to cloak their telephone numbers to safeguard Hong Kong protesters against monitoring by authorities, according to a person with direct...

August 9, 2017
August 9, 2017

Beware of hackers when choosing a password

The founder of the website HaveIBeenPwned.com publishes an impressive list of more than 300 million names and character strings that have been stolen in recent years.

July 9, 2017
July 9, 2017

Trump says discussed forming cyber security unit with Putin

US President Donald Trump says in a tweet that he discuss forming a cyber security unit to guard against election hacking with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

May 15, 2017
May 15, 2017

Ransomware attack affects 30 PCs in Bangladesh

Thirty computers were reportedly affected so far in Bangladesh by the global ransomware attack, which affected computers in nearly 100 countries on Friday, says a non-government research organisation.

May 26, 2016
May 26, 2016

Going forward - Balance between convenience and security

If we stay attuned to the experts and practitioners working in the financial and banking sectors worldwide, new threats and methods used by the crooks can be neutralised before any damage is done...

May 20, 2016
May 20, 2016

Govt blocks 2 messaging services

Bangladesh telecom regulator has blocked Threema and Wickr, two highly secured messaging services, along with some blog and Facebook links after receiving requests from intelligence agencies that...

April 7, 2016
April 7, 2016

BB heist: Top Asia IT security meet to be held in Sri Lanka

The recent Bangladesh Bank heist has brought to light the criticality of cyber security for a nation and its economy. And therefore emphasises the need to secure the cyberspace with collaboration...

January 24, 2016
January 24, 2016

Facebook to respond in 48 hrs: Tarana

Facebook authorities will response to any complaint by the Bangladesh government within 48 hours, says State Minister for Telecom Tarana Halim.

January 6, 2016
January 6, 2016

‘Telecom operators will be forced to compensate call drops’

The country’s mobile phone operators will be forced to compensate their users for call drops, State Minister for Telecommunication Tarana Halim says

July 29, 2015
July 29, 2015

The limitations of ICT and Cyber Security Acts

The Cyber Security Act is now open for virtual consultation on the ICT ministry's website.

June 25, 2015
June 25, 2015

US raises cyber concerns with China

President Barack Obama has raised continuing US concerns over China's cyber activities, as two days of talks between the two nations came to an end.