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Patna, Jan. 19: A security shield, which could curb cases of cyber crime to a large extent, might soon be an integral part of cyber cafes in the state capital.
Clinck, a software developed by a Mumbai-based cyber cafe security solutions company, is making rounds in the city with the men-in-uniform also upbeat about the same.
The city police will call all cyber cafe owners in the state capital to a meeting to discuss the different forms of cyber crimes taking place though these public systems and ways to tackle them before urging them to install Clinck.
The Telegraph had earlier reported that the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) was busy compiling a list of all cyber cafes operating in the state capital, listing the details of their locations as well as names and complete contacts and addresses of the owners and the employees. This will help the police crack a cyber crime case.
“The list is complete, now all cyber cafe owners will be called for a meeting. Mumbai-based Ideacts Innovations is offering Clinck. From the presentations, the system looks useful. Though we are not thinking about enforcing anything, we will ask the cafe owners to install the software in their main server system. Cost is not a factor as the company is doing it for free,” a senior police officer said.
To solve the lack of trained officers, the police cyber crime investigation unit has deputed a policeman, acquainted with various forms of cyber crime, in addition with DSP (law and order) Lalit Mohan Sharma, the unit in-charge.
Rahul Pandey, zonal manager (operations), Ideacts Innovations, told The Telegraph the software will be installed in the main server computer of a particular cyber cafe.
“At present, cyber cafe customers have to fill up a register in which they have to write their name, complete address, mobile number and also show an identity proof. This software will render this process redundant,” Rahul said.
If at any particular given time, the credentials of a user change, he cannot change the same in his profile by himself. “For example, if the person wants to edit his mobile number in the profile, he cannot change it by himself. He has to go to the cafe owner and after verification, the profile can be edited. With his original picture and identity proof picture in the profile of the main server, the same cannot be changed and the police can track them down easily. The same login and password can be used to browse at any Clinck-enabled cafe anywhere in the country,” the official said.
The police say it is a good system to control, if not fully wipe out incidents of cyber crime.
Police sources said tracking will be easy with Clinck.
On many occasions, the credentials are removed and the police cannot identify the person committing the crime at a particular cafe.
The police will monitor whether the cyber cafes using Clinck record the correct details of the customers or not.