Live life to the fullest online, but take
Focus on balanced approach; No need for
paranoia or anxiety.
Awareness of legal aspects (IT Act simplified)
Explaining Myth of Anonymity.
ROI of cyber crime.
Safety is a sensible approach towards all
Not about curtailing ones own interest &
Not getting ruled by fear.
Not giving up your rights.
It is safeguarding your well being while doing
everything you want to do (sometimes from
Ideally security should only inconveniences
bad folks. But in practice some minor
inconvenience happens to good folks.
What is Safety ?
Anything that you didn’t want to happen;
Usually potential to cause,
Fear and Paranoia
Attack on Privacy.
Mental Health Issues
What is Breach of Security/Safety
15 year old Bangalore boy
suspended from school as
he posted obscene content
on the school page and
many other Facebook
Filed a police complaint
with cybercrime police
Realized that impersonator
was his own cousin.
True Story 1 (Identity Theft)
Never reveal your passwords to anyone.
Change passwords often
Audit the sessions (look for sessions and see if
Do not write them down anywhere use password
Enable 2 factor authentication
OTP (One time password)
It is illegal to
It is illegal to
Punishable by up-to 3
years of imprisonment
True Story 2 (Revenge Images)
Source : Internet
Do not take any pictures which can not
be made public.
Do not store anywhere images of such
Do not peer pressure friends into taking
Talk to authorities and parents if
someone does force you to take pictures.
pictures with or
without consent is
illegal in India.
Do not forward
any message with
authority if you
notice such things
Many Stories – Same Pattern
Anyone who you have not interacted IRL
well enough is a stranger.
Keep your profiles and accounts private
(Friends only). Create multiple circle of
trust if need to be.
Always talk to trusted adults about any
suspicious characters online.
app/software/platforms/Games when you
Be Aware and Speak Up.
Preventive Thumb Rules
Block the offensive person. You don’t need to
explain the act.
For severe cases report the abuse to the
platforms (FB, Twitter, Google) and authorities
(Teacher, Parent, Cybercrime cells) etc.
Once account is recovered follow preventive
Don’t be a Victim, it wasn’t your fault.
Recovery Thumb Rules
Approach to Posting
3 Filter Test !
worth it ?
In spite of Tors,
secrete/snap chats and
messages, no one is truly
Every time you send a
message you leave your
digital footprint in
phones, SIM cards,
towers, servers, gateways,
Finally No One is Anonymous
Thank You !