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IIT Kanpur develops anti-hacking system

india Updated: Feb 23, 2009 15:27 IST
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IIT Kanpur has developed a technology to secure wi-fi networks and prevent hacking incidents like terrorists intruding into the wireless internet system of an American based in Mumbai to send terror mails.

The technology, Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (WIPS), completely secures your wi-fi systems and data from hackers, IIT-Kanpur director Sanjay Govind Dhande told PTI.

A team of teachers and former students of the institute developed WIPS, he added.

Pravin Bhagwat, a member of the team which developed the technology, said that after the Ahmedabad bomb blasts where terrorists hacked the wi-fi system of an American in Mumbai, security agencies did not think of securing government and business organisations where a large number of wi-fi systems were installed.

A terror email claiming responsibility for the Ahmedabad bomb blasts was sent to some private new channels on July 27 from US national Haywood’s computer.

Haywood denied his involvement and police suspect that his Internet Protocol was misused by someone to send the mail.