Interactive session to mark ‘Cyber Jaagrookta Divas’

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Aligarh : Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) students were apprised about the ways to prevent a wide range of cyber crimes such as online offences against women, phishing, credit card and debit card frauds, impersonation and identity theft, spamming and data breach among others in a special interactive session on ‘Cyber Crimes and Safety’ of the Centre for Skill Development and Career Planning held on September 7 to observe the ‘Cyber Jaagrookta Divas’.

Prof Naima Khatoon (Director of the Centre) pressed for the need to increase online safety and security in the wake of a steep rise in cyber-crimes against women.

“Since the accessibility of devices to all has made the stalkers much smarter, it is necessary to raise awareness on how to protect information and keep safe”, she stressed.

Prof Naima emphasised: “When women are aware of cyber security, it will help them to keep cyber threats at bay and also keep their work safe from cyber attacks”.

Students’ Counsellor, Dr Samreen Hasan Khan informed the female students about various kinds of cyber crimes against women such as profile hacking, harassment through emails, photo morphing, offers and shopping scams, link baiting, information theft, cyber stalking and cyber-bullying.

She also explained how to file complaints at the government of India portal, www.cybercrime.gov.in.

Over 100 participating students later attended an interactive session to get their queries on cyber crimes answered by experts.

Awareness programmes to observe the ‘Cyber Jaagrookta Divas’ are held on the first Wednesday of every month at the Centre for Skill Development and Career Planning.

 

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