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aware.Alleging that the Bihar government had been harassingpeople in the name of banning alcohol Das said decisionstaken without thinking or understanding face suchconsequences Watch:Bihar Liquor Ban- Patna High Court Strikes Down Liquor Ban Terms It ”Illegal” Earlier in the day the Patna High Court quashed thenotification saying it was ultra vires to the Constitution For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Samudra Gupta Kashyap | Itanagar | Published: December 31 2016 3:34 pm Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Pema Khandu (File Photo) Top News Even as Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu along with 32 other MLAs of the People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) merged withBJP the regional party’s leadership alleged that the BJP had hijacked their government “The BJP hijacked or government despite the PPA being a partner of the North-East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) Now it has become clear that Khandu and his supporters who had originally belonged to the Congress only used the PPA as a transit camp or parking place” PPA chairman Kahfa Bengia alleged Bengia also alleged that they first “cheated” the then PPA chief minister Kalikho Pul and returned to the Congress after the July 13 Supreme Court verdict that had set the clock back to what used to be on December 13 2015 “They first cheated our chief minister Kalikho Pul and joined the Congress Within two days they removed Congress chief minister Nabam Tuki and made Pema Khandu their leader This time they again cheated us to join the BJP Should the people trust them” Bengia asked at a press conference even before Khandu announced his group’s merger with the BJP The PPA had on Thursday evening placed chief minister Khandu deputy chief minister Chowna Mein and five others under “temporary suspension” for alleged anti-party activities On Friday it suspended four more MLAs Simultaneously it also projected Takam Pario a brother of senior Congress leader Takam Sanjoy as its chief ministerial candidate But then the regional party was left with only 10 legislators when Khandu led the 32 others to formalised their merger with the BJP on Saturday afternoon The PPA which did not have any MLA till December 2015 suddenly had 31 MLAs when then dissident Congress chief minister Kalikho Pul joined the regional party on March 3 While Pul lost his office after the July 13 Supreme Court verdict that set the clock back to December 13 2015 Pema Khandu became chief minister of a Congress after Nabam Tuki (restored on July 13 2015) was removed by the CLP On September 17 the PPA once again got its government when Khandu and 43 of the 44 Congress legislators joined it For all the latest India News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Sushil Kambampati | Updated: May 24 2017 12:46 am One curious aspect of WannaCry is that once it enters a computer it tries to connect to a domain on the internet and if it succeeds it stops its activity Top News The WannaCry ransomware attack raised perplexing questions such as who was behind it how did it get unleashed and why the code was configured the way it was The malware exploited vulnerabilities in Windows 7 that the US National Security Agency (NSA) apparently knew about for a few years At some point these vulnerabilities were either leaked or electronically stolen and in March an entity known as ShadowBrokers made them public Microsoft very soon released an update that removed the vulnerabilities Windows systems have the capability to automatically install updates but in many corporate set ups the auto-update is disabled to give IT departments more control over company machines This left many machines vulnerable to the attack This is where the discussion moves out of the realm of the purely technical and becomes a matter of public debate Despite the best efforts of software companies their products will have flaws including security weaknesses Rigorous testing would prevent many exploits but it takes too many resources to consider every possibility So independent security researchers commercial security companies and intelligence agencies such as the NSA specialise in trying to find weaknesses that were missed Some researchers privately notify software makers when they find a vulnerability but there are also companies that sell them; selling can be lucrative It is believed that the FBI paid $900000 to a private company to access a locked iPhone Intelligence agencies and even police departments have been collecting vulnerabilities known as “zero-days” Clearly the motivation is to protect national interest and public safety yet it is worth asking what the trade-off is Security expert Bruce Schneier has criticised governments for hoarding zero-days He argues that it is better for the common good to disclose the vulnerabilities before someone else uses them for ill The WannaCry incident seems to bear this out Policymakers need to dig into the claims that zero-days are effective at preventing terrorism and crime Disclosing vulnerabilities doesn’t help much if the software creators don’t take timely action In general large corporations such as Microsoft Google or Apple have reacted quickly They can do more to publicise vulnerabilities and fixes and highlight the risk to customers if they do not update Finally a failure to update systems poses a real issue Those individuals and organisations that did not apply Microsoft’s update were taking a risk; whether the reasons were cost lack of attention or negligence their actions had an impact on others The reasons for making computer software up to date are the same as vaccinating a population against diseases Policymakers may want computer owners to take the same approach One curious aspect of WannaCry is that once it enters a computer it tries to connect to a domain on the internet and if it succeeds it stops its activity An alert cybersecurity researcher created that domain and helped slow WannaCry’s spread Researchers are puzzled why this “killswitch” was left in the code What’s worrisome is that perhaps a future variant of ransomware will try to send contents of the disk to a remote server before locking the computer thereby stealing sensitive health or financial details embarrassing photos or vital state secrets The targets may react to the ransom part of the attack and fail to see the data theft This may have already happened In response to an RTI the RBI said that at least one bank was attacked by ransomware last year If data-stealing malware targets computers in a corporate or government network the real damage is not to the owners of the computers but the people whose data is exposed In the case of government secrets the entire country may be worse off Since the attack the government has downplayed the effects on Indian systems No private companies have disclosed that they were affected However there are many cyber attacks on a global scale and it stretches credulity to believe that Indian systems are somehow spared The government wants to promote Digital India and internet companies want Indians to use their services and spend money online For that they need to build and keep the public’s trust One way to do that is by being forthright and owning up to mistakes or breaches It would demonstrate a level of responsibility and sophistication that people can respect The writer is the founder of YouRTIin a portal where anyone can suggest an RTI query simply and anonymously For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top News The voting for the presidential poll began at 10 am and concluded at 5 pm.Television or Other visual Media’ for ‘Slumdog Millionaire’.a condition, For all the latest Lifestyle News, Among those in the supportive relationship condition, the superior e.” he said. 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