Mangaluru, Oct 11, 2016: As per reports a former forensic expert, who has asked to be annonymous and who has cracked many important cases in his career spanning over two decades, including at the Union ministry of home affairs. Cyber vulnerability that once preyed on individuals is now an area of concern for every nation he said.
The expert who pleaded anonymity due to issues concerned with security, was addressing ’Forensicon’, 13th annual conference of South India Medico-Legal Association (SIMLA), at Nitte University.
On the issue of cybercrimes, the expert said that more than four lakh malware/spyware try to enter one’s desktop/laptop despite our trust on anti-virus. Mentioning about two such anti-viruses developed by ’Superpower’ nations in the world, the expert said they do not really protect users from virus but are spywares. "They secretly steal our data from the computers and transmit to the respective countries," the expert said.
Apart from it, computer operating system (OS) that is used widely across in India is also spying on our data. "The data from our computers with a particular OS is stolen using 14 trap doors and transmitted to its headquarters," he said, citing why Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is pumping so much money into India as charity and also made Indian origin Satya Narayana Nadella as its chief executive officer. "When one blocks all those 14 trap-doors, your computer repeatedly asks for new updates. Again these new updates are new spywares. It is high time to adopt our Bharat Operating System to get away with such cyber threats," the expert maintained. On smartphones and their vulnerabilities, the expert cautioned cellphone users against installing unwanted applications on their phones.