Skimmed at ATMs & shops? 1 million Indian cards’ data on sale on darknet

October 31, 2019

BENGALURU: Details of about 1.3 million (13 lakh) debit and credit cards have been put up for sale on a darknet marketplace called Joker’s Stash. It is believed that the data dump could have been obtained by skimming details from the magnetic stripe on the cards, while bank users were using ATMs and point of sale machines. Group-IB — a Singapore-based firm that specialises in detection and prevention of cyber…

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Reliance Jio users, hackers may be planning to attack you

October 31, 2019

NEW DELHI: Cybersecurity firm Symantec has found a malware source code that hackers are preparing to most likely attack Reliance Jio users. The malware dubbed as Xhelper hide in phones and download other malicious app or show advertisements. Dubbed as . “We spotted many classes and constant variables labeled as ‘Jio’. These classes are unimplemented for now but we suspect that the attackers may be planning to target Jio users…

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Google offers ‘paper phone’ to tackle your phone addiction

October 30, 2019

Like it or not but smartphone addiction is something a lot of people suffer from, even though they might not admit or acknowledge it. To tackle this issue, Google has launched something called a Paper Phone. The company calls it an experiment which will help people get a ‘digital’ detox. “We hope this little experiment can help you try a digital detox from technology and help you focus on the…

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Govt hikes digital payments target for FY20 to 45 billion

October 30, 2019

The government is making changes in its digital payments roadmap as it has now increased the target for e-transactions in the financial year ending March 2020 to 45 billion (by volume) from 40 billion, two people aware of the matter said. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has also redistributed individual targets for banks and payments firms for the same period. The Noida-based Paytm’s payments bank and private…

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SBI customers! Your bank deposit to earn less interest from November 1. Here’s why

October 29, 2019

New Delhi: State Bank of India (SBI), the country’s largest lender, will slash the interest rates on the deposits in retail savings accounts from next month (November 1, 2019). It may be noted that last week bank in its statement said that in view of adequate liquidity in the system, interest rates on savings accounts with balances up to Rs 1 lakh would be lowered by 25 basis points (bps)…

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National Pension System (NPS): Eligibility, Withdrawal Rules Explained Here

October 29, 2019

National Pension System or NPS, a government-run investment scheme, gives the subsriber the option to set the preferred allocation to different asset classes, such as government bonds, equity market instruments and corporate debt. An NPS account can be opened by a citizen of 18-65 years of age, according to National Securities Depository’s (NSDL) website – npscra.nsdl.co.in. NSDL is the Central Recordkeeping Agency (CRA) for NPS. CRA issues a Permanent Retirement…

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How To Check Status Of Your Income Tax Refund

October 29, 2019

An online facility provided by the Income Tax Department enables taxpayers to claim any excess payment of tax. It also enables the income tax assessees to check the status of a refund online, through the e-governance website of National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) – tin.tin.nsdl.com. The taxman refunds the excess tax through an electronic transfer or a cheque, depending on the method used by the assessee while filing the income…

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7th Pay Commission update: Government may hike Central govt employees’ salaries soon

October 29, 2019

7th Pay Commission: In a post-Diwali gift the NDA government is likely to raise the salaries of its employees soon. The government is seriously considering taking a decision in this regard which if it comes through will benefit nearly 50 lakh central government employees. A final decision in this regard is expected to be taken in November. The government, however, has not yet made any formal announcement in this context,…

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How SMS may ‘replace’ WhatsApp soon in Android phones

October 28, 2019

The humble SMS might make a comeback and should not be considered to be dead entirely as the four major US carriers–AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon have partnered together to enable messaging based on RCS ecosystem. RCS stands for Rich Communication Services and it uses mobile data or Wi-Fi to receive SMS. In other words, with RCS, the humble SMS app can actually become a mighty rival for the likes…

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Aadhaar, PAN Link: Ease of ITR filing to PAN card security; Here are your top 5 benefits

October 28, 2019

Aadhaar, PAN Link: From 1 April 2019, it has become mandatory for the earning individuals to mention their Aadhaar number while Income Tax Return (ITR) filing. However, those earning individuals who are below 80 years of age and are income taxpayer, they will have to file their ITR electronically by logging in at the official website of the income tax department incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in. So, income tax can be paid online only…

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Home Loan: All you need to know about hidden charges

October 26, 2019

Home loans are a breather for many to fulfill their dream of owning a home. Getting 75% to 80% of the funds of the property cost from the bank makes you go further closer to your dream. You might be thinking that you only need to pay the fixed EMI to make your dream home come true. It is not only EMI that a home loan cost you, but also…

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Tata Sky, Airtel Digital TV, Dish TV and all DTH subscribers now have to get KYC done: All you need to know

October 26, 2019

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has been busy revamping new regulations in the DTH and cable TV industry for a while now. In early 2019, we saw the TRAI coming up with a new set of regulations to optimise the pricing for all the stakeholders. While that regulation change is still being debated, the TRAI has recently floated a new regulation for all DTH operators to mandate a…

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