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As it happened: BHIM app safe, can't be hacked, says Saket Modi at India TV's special show on mobile hacking

Mobile hacking has emerged as the most common type of cybercrime being committed all across the world.
Written by: India TV Business Desk New Delhi August 19, 2017 21:19 IST
India TV Business Desk

Mobile hacking has emerged as the most common type of cybercrime being committed all across the world. Mobile hacking is the unethical and illegal practice of manipulating or gaining unauthorized access to mobile phones such as intercepting phone calls, accessing voicemail and data messages, accessing phone banking and net banking IDs and passwords  as well as any other data stored in the mobile device.

INDIA TV, the leading Hindi news channel of the country, aired an hur long special show on “mobile hacking” to make people understand the threats of mobile hacking and its implications.


# With Aadhar duplicity have decreased. Aadhar law is very strict, any violation will attract punishment. Govt want to make India digitally powerful: Ravi Shankar Prasad

# Unlocking your screen depends upon the version of the OS that you are using: Saket Modi 

# No OTP required in BHIM. It has cut the dependency like SMS… which can be accessed by anyone: Saket Modi

# On WhatsApp, Saket Modi says law enforcement agencies have not been able to access data. However, there is a loophole here but WhatsApp always updates its features. Hence, I recommend you to always use the updated version of any app.

# Our digital payment system absolutely safe, says Ravi Shankar Prasad 

# Everything stored in mobile banking apps are totally encrypted, can’t be hacked. Only files that are unencrypted can be accessed: Saket Modi 

# Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) mobile app (100 per cent) safe, can't be hacked, says Saket Modi 

# Hacking not possible without internet, says Saket Modi

# Objective of this session is to tell you delete apps, other things that are of no use: Saket Modi

# Don’t click blindly on any link, don’t download any vide or pics… don’t download unnecessary apps or anything. You can make yourself more secure than anyone: Saket Modi 

# Number of fraud calls have declined under our regime. Never share your personal details like bank accounts etc, sats Ravi Shankar Prasad 

# Don't instal apps that are of no use, says Saket Modi 

# Saket Modi says Apple phones too can be hacked. "Never even give your phone to anyone. Have a password... but it doesn't mean your phone van never be hacked. Just want to tell you use your phone with awareness".

# Government has issued 25 advisories on digital payment and how to keep your phones safe. You can access all read these advisories on government’s website: Prasad

# Ravi Shankar Prasad appeals people to keep their smartphones safe from hackers

# My objective is to tell you (people) never allow anyone to access your mobile. Even a student of 12th std can hack your mobile. My intention is not to create an atmosphere of fear, says Saket Modi 

# Saket Modi explains how mobile hackers can trespass into mobile devices  and access mobile wallets, mobile apps including phone banking and net banking apps and even laptops.

# People using smartphone and internet without awareness: Saket Modi

# 99 per cent people taking mobile as a black box. They are unable to understand what it is, says ethical hacker and CEO of Lucideus Tech  Saket Modi

# Government saved Rs 57,000 crore by linking Aadhar with bank accounts, says Prasad

# Any violation of IT Act will land you in jail, says Ravi Shankar Prasad