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Directives to combat cyber crime
Correspondent, SHILLONG, NOV 12:
Published on 13 Nov. 2008 12:02 AM IST
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Cyber café and computer training centres (CTCs) in Meghalaya police are now under police radar to combat cyber crimes. Superintendent of Police (Shillong) Claudia A Lyngwa said strict directives have been issued to cyber cafés and CTCs in running their centres. “Every visitor to a cyber café should produce an authenticated photo identity card (ID) like passport, college ID, PAN Card, Election card, driving license or office ID,” Lyngwa said. The directives assumes significance in the wake of the recent incident of sending e-mail threats to assassinate BJP Prime Ministerial nominee, L.K Advani during his visit to the State Capital on September 29. Cyber café owners have also been instructed to maintain a daily ‘in and out’ register with details mentioning the time of logging in and logging off for each visitor with name and address, she informed. The SP said that licensed cyber café will also have to maintain a physical log book of users to be filled in by user himself. Lyngwa added, “cyber café should not have fully enclosed cubicles which isolate a computer user from other computer users in the cyber café.” The cyber café will also have to maintain an Internet Protocol allocation/access log allocated to which machine when a blog of IP addresses used directly on different machines. In the case of CTCs, the SP said that applicants seeking admission in computer institutes should be verified of the character and antecedents of the candidate with police verification before granting them admission.

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