Privacy, on the verge of becoming a Joke…

Well, yea it has become a joke actually. Mumbai Police is back with their mind blowing idea to stop terrorist activities..

They have decided to install keyloggers in 500 cyber cafes to monitor all the activities aka to read everyone’s mails, login to everyone’s personal accounts (including bank account), read everyone’s chat messages and what not..

I have no idea why they are still in impression that every terrorist is dumb and is going to email like this “Tomorrow, plant the bomb at xx place”… lol… and if at all they used to mail these kind of stuff openly in simple words, then they are definitely going to stop after reading about this “invention” by Mumbai Police..

According to Mumbai Police, if terrorists carry these activities from their home, they can be caught. But why Mumbai Police is still unaware about the proxy servers?

Some of the quotes from the article:

Vijay Mukhi, President of the Foundation for Information Security and Technology says, “The terrorists know that if they use machines at home, they can be caught. Cybercafes therefore give them anonymity.”

“The police needs to install programs that will capture every key stroke at regular interval screen shots, which will be sent back to a server that will log all the data.

The Mumbai police are in dialogue with M/s Micro Technologies for procuring a software called CARMS (Cyber Access Remote Monitoring System), a powerful monitoring tool that seeks to curb cyber crime.

CARMS monitors web browsing, file transfers, news, chats, messaging and e-mail, including all encoded attachments. In a sensitive environment, CARMS can also be used to restrict user or group access to only approved external and internal sites, explained a company official.

This is what they have to say about privacy:

“The question we need to ask ourselves is whether a breach of privacy is more important or the security of the nation. I do not think the above question needs an answer,” said Mukhi. “

God save my country!!

Read the article here


  1. Oh My God, this is the most funniest IT stuff which can happen in a country. A country which is the center point of all IT activities in this world.

    Before this I was thinking that USA is most afraid of this terrorism but I thinks i was very wrong.

    Deep dont say “God save my country” say “God at least give some mind to these government officers”

    how can they trace anyone from even home there are a lot of stuffs

    1. NO one has static IP in india.
    2. they must be using some proxy as u said.
    3. What about encryption.
    4. Most of them are professional hackers

    This battle is like Australia vs Bangladesh cricket match everyone knows what will be the result 😀

  2. yeah, one thing to ask them, how much nazrana was offered by that software company!! 😉 I doubt that the police came up with this idea on their own, more like it was sold by the software company before they sold licenses to their software!!

    getting any ideas Deep? maybe you can make also make some crackpot software like this & then sell the idea to the police or other sarkari organisation, loads of money in it man!! 😉

  3. I can’t anything but agree to Amit this really is crap now. People in India should have no hopes for privacy from now on. Really why do we even bother to talk about this.

  4. nice , now install cameras in each home,hotels so u can even record their life stroke 😛

    there was film called “Policewala Gunda” 😛

  5. Haha, keyloggers they say… lol… someone please go educate them.
    There is no way to keep a tab on what’s going on at home, duh.. heard about P.R.O.X.I.E.S ?

    Oh well, I have to agree. Amit spilled the beans :p

    And Piyush, a lot of people in India have static IPs. Every Tata Indicom broadband customer gets a free static IP..

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