Qatar warns against cyber crimes and tells citizens to be vigilant

Qatar continues to ensure the safety of individuals online especially when it comes to unusual activities on the web. In particular, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) is encouraging the general public to be vigilant of signs of cyber hacking. This is to make sure that individuals do not fall victim to hacking, which includes any kind of unauthorised logins. This covers credentials provided or saved within apps, as well as the issue of device batteries draining at a more unusual rate than what is normal.

Signs of cyber crimes and hacking incidents also include an unexplained decline in the performance of the device. This may indicate that there have been changes made to the settings of the device without the user’s knowledge or without the necessary app permissions. Another telltale sign is the fact that devices may suddenly become inexplicably hot for no reason than what’s normal within the user’s usual range of activities.

In other news, Qatar is currently enjoying third place across the Arab world in the Global AI Index. This is issued by Tortoise Media, and serves as the benchmark for the level of innovation across countries. This also includes innovations in artificial intelligence and its transformative role in business and government functions.

According to the Gulf Times, there are seven sub-pillars for the Global AI Index: Talent, Infrastructure, Operating Environment, Research, Development, Government Strategy, and Commercial.

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