Keyloggers compulsory in Mumbai Internet Cafes...
"The Mumbai police are in dialogue with M/s Micro Technologies for procuring a software called CARMS (Cyber Access Remote Monitoring System), a powerful monitoring tool that seeks to curb cyber crime.
CARMS monitors web browsing, file transfers, news, chats, messaging and e-mail, including all encoded attachments. In a sensitive environment, CARMS can also be used to restrict user or group access to only approved external and internal sites, explained a company official.
All cyber cafes in the city will now need a police license to keep their business going. All cafes need to register at the police headquarters and provide details on the number of computers installed, type of computers and technical details like the IP address of each machine."
There are several internet cafes close to where I work, and I shudder when I walk past and see people accessing their email, or doing their banking. My personal rule is that I do not use any computer that is not under my sole ownership and control when travelling for anything that requires a username or password, whether it be internet banking, or webmail, or chat clients or anything else. This is because I have no way of knowing what may be installed on a computer that is not under my care and control, and I am not willing to risk compromising my personal and financial safety.
When travelling I only use my laptop (with Vista installed) and either a temporary T.Mobile or other ISP account or a wireless hotspot - and even then I set the connection as "public", with things such as network discovery and file sharing, printer sharing, public folder sharing, and media sharing turned off. If I don't have my laptop, then I simply stay offline.
You can find more information about the different types of wireless network categories in Vista here: