Balamurugan Selvaraj

Spammers use short URLs to steal data

  If you’re a regular Internet surfer, you would have come across at least 10 links a day that are shared by people. One cannot be sure that these links are secure and safe. Some of them could be vulnerable and lead to privacy threats. Last week, News Today featured an interview of Israeli researcher, Barak Tawily, with regard to malicious links shared on social media. In that interview, the

Speed breakers required in Chennai suburb

Chennai: Residents in Kaveri Street of Moovarasmpet in the city suburb have appealed to the authorities to lay speed-breakers at the junction connecting Krishna Nagar and Ganga Street in the locality. Though there were speed-breakers in the stretch, when the road was relaid recently, they were removed. Now vehicles come in top speed posing a threat to safety of pedestrians. “To prevent motorists go on full throttle, speed limits and

Bus terminus in Chennai suburb to be maintained

Chennai: Keelkatalai bus terminus in the city suburb is fast becoming a danger zone for commuters. A few months ago, the Greater Chennai Corporation dug the pavements in Keelkatalai- Medavakkam Main Road for SWD construction. Due to the work, the front portion of the terminus was shut. Many stretches adjoining the terminus are dug up. As a result motorists pass through the bus terminus to reach Medavakkam Main Road. Dhinakaran,

Stay young forever with non-invasive facial machine

Most men and women don’t mind trying out new things to make themselves look and stay young. Taking a cue on this, Skeyndor, a Spanish skin care brand, has launched Mesoscience machine at Vurve Signature Salon in Chennai. This machine is built with latest skin science technology that uses four electro-aesthetic technology, namely activation, hydroelectrophoresis, electroporation and crytotherapy. These penetrate the skin’s three layers and remove wrinkles, flaccid skin, blemishes,

Beware: Multiple apps plague Google Play Store

Did you know that you are being spammed almost every day? With all its security features, tech giant Google says that this has been the scene for almost a decade now. The multinational tech firm is facing several criticisms for allowing spammers to sell malicious apps in their market. Researchers and smartphone manufacturers across the globe suggests to use apps from Google Play Store to stay malicious free. But in

Ruining water bodies

Chennai: The copious rain after the onset of the northeast monsoon managed to fill the water bodies in the outlying areas of the city, like Madipakkam, Puzhuthivakkam, Velacheri and Medavakkam. But the rain also inundated several streets of the area. So, the authorities used the ‘best practice’ during such a situation and asked to cut the culvert to let in the water into the stormwater drains (SWDs). The workers went

Diabetic retinopathy check at patients's doorstep

Chennai: Rajan Retina Foundation, in association with Rajan Eye Care Hospital and Rotary Club of Madras T Nagar, launched project ‘ROGOS – Rotary Gift of Sight for Diabetic Retinopathy Screening’ for diabetic patients affected by retinopathy, to mark World Diabetes Day on Tuesday. Chairman and medical director of the hospital, Dr Mohan Rajan, introduced ‘Remidio-Fundus on Mobile Camera’, a handy device to check patients to spot eye problems from a

Israeli researcher cautions on social media links

  Would you agree if someone says that links shared by close people seem to be more vulnerable than exploits in the dark web? You would agree if the someone is a security researcher. A few weeks ago, security researcher Barak Tawily from Israel found some flaws with the links being shared on social media. The researcher found the flaw while surfing on Facebook. What he found was the smart

Offbeat medley: News Today goes freewheeling

Chennai: This is not your regular news. News Today correspondents give you experiences of life that you won’t find in regular news reports. THE BIG FIGHT A few days ago, this scribe was commuting from Tirumalpur to reach Chengalpet in a train. A person in the compartment, who was a Sivaji fan, began speaking about the actor and was joined by others. Their conversation, which had positive and negative comments, got a

Chennai Suburban library attracts many readers

Chennai: A library at Sheela Nagar Fourth Street is located on the bunds of Puzhuthivakkam lake at Madippakkam in the city suburb. It attracts youngsters and senior citizens residing nearby. Speaking to News Today, librarian Balasubramaniam said, ‘”Opened in 2011, the library has been functioning for past six years in both mornings and evenings. Currently, we have around 855 active members and 9,200 books on various genres including spiritual, novels,

Tree plantation drive in Chennai suburban area

Chennai: A few days ago, Madipakkam Waterbodies Rejuvenation Forum in city suburb , n association with Tamilnadu Forest Department, Velacheri and Standard Chartered Bank conducted a saplings plantation drive around Sitheri Lake, Puzhuthivakkam. Over 200 volunteers including residents of the locality, members of Madipakkam Waterbodies Rejuvenation Forum, Puzhuthivakkam Waterbodies Rejuvenation Forum and staff members of the bank planted saplings and fenced more than 127 saplings of four different varieties including