Students taking Cyber Space for granted

Sep 07, 2016 | 9:55 am

Published by | Karnveer Singh

Advancement in technology has made a revolutionary change the way internet is used like online shopping, Net Banking, social medial platforms like Facebook, Whats app, Instagram, Twitter,You Tube ,E-mail and also invited threats along like hacking, cyber bullying, cyber stalking, defamation, identity theft etc.

However, there is a lack of understanding of privacy and security issues over internet. It is important for students to be proactive about Internet safety and understand the challenges, advantages, and pitfalls of Cyber world.

Case Synopsis1 : Morphing pictures and positing them on social networking sites to defame college senior a case of Twenty seven-year-old Vipin Kumar Chouhan, a doctor pursuing PhD in microbiology, is facing a sentence of five years imprisonment for a small act of fun that he tried out on his senior at SMS Hospital.

Case synopsis 2: A girl approached Karni Vihar police station after her Facebook ID was hacked. The girl’s morphed pictures were uploaded.

Case synopsis 3: A girl approached Karni Vihar police station after her Facebook ID was hacked. The girl’s morphed pictures were uploaded. Police suspect that some jilted lover is behind this

Expert Opinion by Cyber Expert:

“Students should be made aware of the IT Act while being taught cyber security tips at colleges. A small mistake can send them to imprisonment upto five years,” said Mukesh Choudhary, a cyber security expert.

Opinion by Police Officials:

Students in the city are taking to cyber crimes just for fun or carrying out small acts of revenge on their teachers, girlfriends and even colleges in which they study. The fact has come up during investigation into several such incidents recently, police officials said. Morphing pictures and positing them on social networking sites to defame others have landed some such students in trouble recently.