These days we are going through huge transformations into our day-to-day life. Earlier many of the peoples were lacking knowledge about digitalization in various sectors. And in upcoming years, we will enter into the state in which everything will be turning into digital. Digital means users can use technology to access what they need, wherever they need they get just in time. As a developing nation Digitalization is a must to develop our nation. Also, our government has launched a campaign named “DIGITAL INDIA” in order to ensure that services are made available to citizens electronically by improved online infrastructure and by increasing Internet connectivity or making the country digitally empowered in the field of technology.
But just to be digital is enough?
No, it’s not. Most of us are using smartphones but only a few are smart enough to use those smartphones. And that because of not knowing all the features available to us like VPN, Magnification gestures, Text-to-Speech, Customize Vibration, and many more. Being digital is not only using it but also being crystal-clear when you have it. Once Sundar Pichai said that “It’s not just being online its what you do when you get online”. And it’s so true as all of us are blindly using the technology without knowing the possible hacks behind such technology. In India, the rate of illiteracy is 74.04% which brings us in the third position in the world. And these peoples are also tending towards the technology as per the evolution going all over the nation in the age of technology. And it is so important to spread awareness among these peoples how to use technology with care and cautions. Whenever there come some changes we have to face pros as well as cons. And the most affecting challenge behind this being digital is the Cybercrime. According to the Cybercrime Report 2011 estimated that 29.9 million Indians had become Cybercrime victims which cost the Indian economy. $7.6 billion a year which a very huge for such a developing nation like us. Although the crime rates are pretty less than the other developed countries. These cybercrimes simply lead to misuse of our privacy which can affect your identity as well as cost you a huge amount. So it became very necessary to secure ourselves from such a great loss.
Some Possible Cyber Attacks :
- Phishing: These types of attacks done via E-mail, Telephones or Test messages to steal the sensitive information usernames and passwords, credit card details, etc. as a trustworthy entity.
- Malware: This is an intentionally designed software by the Cyber attackers to steal our data. Drive-by-attack is used to spread malware.
- DDOS: Also called a Botnet attack, the Distributed denial-of-service is an attack in which hackers crash the online servers and make the websites unavailable for the user.
- SQL injection attack: In this attack, a malicious code is injected into the SQL statement or queries and can control the backend of the application. Also, risk the security measures of the application.
- Cryptojacking attack: It targets the bandwidth of the user’s computer and processing power to mine cryptocurrencies.
Precautions to be taken while using Technology :
- Make your password strong and unique.
- Keep updating your system.
- Keep Installing anti-virus.
- Never share your card details with anyone mainly CVV and OTP.
- Stay alert with the spam mails.
- Do not open any suspicious links or messages.
- Immediately block the card like credit, debit, or sim after losing it.
- Keep changing your pin number and passwords.
- Protect your identity.
- Whenever any attack occurs immediately report it to police.
Now we are seeing how China apps are getting banned all over the world. And because of that China is trying to attempt many malpractices through such cyberattacks to take the revenge. So it became very necessary to know about such attacks and make ourselves safe as well as the nation.
In these way, we can make our nation “SECURE DIGITAL INDIA”. Our contribution will only make our nation as developed nation.
Also, the current mantra of our government is ‘Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas’.