Preventing cyber fraud
This refers to write-up “Guarding against cyber crimes: Here’s what banks and their customers should ensure” (FE, October 24). Internet banking frauds and ways to avoid them is undoubtedly a topic that has been done to death. And yet, people across country continue to lose money in such frauds with an alarming frequency. The IT Act, 2000, was enacted primarily to provide a platform for e-commerce to take off in India. The Act does not sufficiently cover social media crimes and mobile phone crimes. No doubt, the implementation of the IT Rules, 2011, was a welcome move as it mandated provisions for internet service. As the use of internet is increasing, a new face of crime is spreading rapidly from in-person crime to nameless and faceless crimes involving computers. Cyber frauds includes all unauthorised access of information and break security like privacy, password, etc. with the use of internet. Cyber crimes, today, are on rise and the latest & perhaps the most complicated problem in the cyber world. It is observed that the internet world is ever-evolving and fraudsters continuously use newer ways to commit frauds. It is always better to take certain precautions while operating the internet by way of following good practices to minimise security risk.
Vinod C Dixit, Ahmedabad
Indian Judicial Services
It refers to comments of PM on occasion of golden-jubilee celebration of Delhi High Court on at Vigyan Bhawan for establishment of Indian Judicial Service on the lines of Indian Administrative Service (IAS). Instituting Indian Judicial Service will allow talented youth to enter judicial system which is presently largely hijacked by some families of lawyers and judges only. Ideally, the country needs an Indian Legislative Service as well, so that only those having passed Indian Legislative Service may be allowed to contest elections.
SC Agrawal, Delhi