The first iPhone worm is spreading around Australia, changing users’ wallpaper to a picture of ’80s pop star Rick Astley, the mobile version of getting Rickrolled. It’s mostly harmless, but is it a signal that virus makers will soon worm their way into your iPhone? Not if you play by Apple’s rules. The worm only affects jail-broken iPhones–those whose users have set their phones to run unauthorized software such as tethering programs or hacks that allow them to customize settings and download apps from third-party app stores such as Cydia or Rock Your Phone. The BBC reported Monday morning that the worm’s creator, 21-year-old Australian Ashley Towns made the bug to raise the issue of security. He’s clearly not a fan of jailbreaking, and in the source code, Towns wrote: “People are stupid and this is to prove it.” It’s estimated that no more than 10% of iPhones and iPod Touch are jail-broken in the U.S. and U.K., but the … [Read more...] about Is Mobile Rickrolling the First Step in an iPhone Virus Outbreak?
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RBI Central Board Director Satish Marathe has asked the government to give full powers to the Reserve Bank of India to regulate all urban cooperative banks in the wake of lakhs of depositors facing hardship in withdrawing their entire sum from scam-hit PMC Bank.In a letter to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Marathe also suggested that a broad-based committee should be set up to prepare a vision document and a road map for the cooperative banking sector.He also said the committee should constitute officials from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), finance ministry, agriculture ministry, and at least two eminent co-operators.Close Marathe also raised these issues during his recent meeting with Sitharaman. related news RBI to come under direct scrutiny of Centre, new Parliament proposal suggests: Report RBI to cut rates by 40 bps by February despite high inflation: Report Regulation and supervision: RBI hits the nail on the head "Amend the Banking Regulation Act to provide … [Read more...] about RBI should be given full power to regulate co-op banks: Marathe
Amol AgrawalThe Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on November 1, 2019, announced reorganisation of the supervision and regulation department into a “unified Department of Regulation”.In an earlier article (October 21, 2019), I had argued why and how the RBI needs to reorganise its finance function under one deputy governor and allocate all related responsibilities (regulation, supervision and stability) to this one position. It is not very often that you see the central bank pays attention to your article and acts on the same. I am obviously kidding and it is just nice to note that my thinking was on similar lines as that of the RBI.Close Until now, the central bank had six departments for supervision and regulation of three entities: banks, non-banks and cooperatives. The two broad roles of regulation and supervision were also divided across two deputy governors. related news RBI to come under direct scrutiny of Centre, new Parliament proposal suggests: Report RBI to … [Read more...] about Regulation and supervision: RBI hits the nail on the head
Over 70 percent parents in Delhi and NCR believe there should be a scheduled "smog break" in schools from November 1–20 every year, according to a new survey. The survey with nearly 10,000 respondents from Delhi and NCR region has also found that parents want that leaves of the smog break could be compensated with reduction of leaves from the summer, winter and spring breaks combined to ensure the study calendar is not affected."74 percent parents from Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Noida and Gurgaon want there should be a scheduled smog break from November 1-20 every year when the air quality is at its worse," according to findings of the survey done by online platform "LocalCircles"."Raising concerns about how frequent breaks could affect the syllabus and activity calendar in schools, parents suggested that the leaves of smog break could be compensated with reduction in other annual breaks," the survey report said.Close As the air pollution neared the emergency level on November … [Read more...] about 74% parents in Delhi-NCR want annual scheduled ‘smog break’ in schools: Survey
England's new 100-ball cricket format could fashion a revolution in the sport similar to the Twenty20 form, feels former India batsman Yuvraj Singh. The success of T20 has led to the introduction of several other formats including T10. Asked about the evolution of cricket, the the two-time World Cup winner said The Hundred seemed like an exciting prospect."The new 100 ball format will be an exciting one. That could be close to a revolution like T20," said Yuvraj.The Hundred, starting in 2020, is a new tournament in England that aims to break away from the traditional county system.Close The teams will bat for 100 balls each with overs, normally consisting of six deliveries, lasting for 10 balls with bowlers either bowling five or 10 balls consecutively. related news India vs Bangladesh Test series: Kohli and co. stay in Indore for nets under lights Let's see how Prithvi shapes up post suspension: Rathour on batsman's reintegration The 37-year-old, who competed at the Global … [Read more...] about ‘The Hundred’ can cause a revolution like T20, feels Yuvraj