New Delhi: Even as cyberware crimes are on the upside, firms offering solutions to crack or ward off these crimes have also turned proactive.
Cyber awareness platform Cyware has launched its new service to educate the Indian public on cyber security through SMS and WhatsApp in five different regional languages.
As per IANS, the "free" service has been launched keeping in mind the emerging challenges of "Cyber Suraksha" that a common man in India is going to face as an unintended outcome of demonetisation, the company said in a statement.
"In India, people keep the same default ATM card pin as provided by the banks and never change it. The cyber culture in India is such that for many people PIN does not stand for `Personal Identification Number` rather they treat it as `Public Information Number`," Akshat Jain, Co-Founder of Cyware told IANS.
"Cyware is using commonly used messaging services like SMS and WhatsApp to make common people aware about cyber security hygiene. Cyware wants to bring change by educating people about do`s and don`ts of Cyber Suraksha," he added.
The report added that to start receiving cyber hygiene tips through SMS, one just needs to simply give a missed call on 7676610000, or add the same nuber on WhatsApp in order to get constant tips on the chat messenger.
Cyware will be sharing daily cyber security tips on how to safeguard online banking, debit and credit cards, e-wallets and other digital assets from cyber criminals.
The SMS and WhatsApp cyber notification service is currently available in English, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu and soon will be launched in other languages.