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Pierluigi Paganini May 12, 2015
Google Hangouts doesn’t use end-to-end encryption, law enforcement can access it

Google Hangouts doesn’t implement end-to-end encryption, when users message or talk with someone on Hangoutsis exposing to Government Wiretapping. Edward Snowden has revealed how the US intelligence spy on communication worldwide, despite the market is offering solutions that promise to be “NSA-surveillance proof” the majority of people still use messaging apps like iMessage or Google […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 12, 2015
How quantum computing will improve credit card security

Quantum computing in credit cards introduces a new type of encryption (quantum cryptography) that will make magnetic strips and EVS solutions obsolete. Nowadays getting credit card credentials it’s not difficult and you don’t need to have technical skills, you can just buy them in the dark web, but that’s may change in the future thanks […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 12, 2015
US Secretary of Homeland Security fears an escalation of terrorism

The United States Secretary of Homeland Security explained that the terrorism has entered a “new phase” and fears an escalation. The terrorism is probably the first concern for the US Government, the Americans fears a possible and imminent attack on the US soil. In an interview with ABC News, Jeh Johnson, the current United States Secretary of […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 11, 2015
Mac PCs are unprotected against malware

Patrick Wardle is a former NSA staffer that turned to a security researcher, the expert explained that his main concern is that MAC OS X security tools in the market are trivial and easy to bypass. One of the most known applications in Macs its Gatekeeper, but Patrick says that Gatekeeper can be easily misguided […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 11, 2015
Apple Watch hacked, a developer runs a web browser on it

The popular developer Comex has posted online a video Proof-of-Concept to demonstrate that it is possible to run arbitrary code on the Apple Watch. The Internet of things is probably the paradigm that most of all is invading our daily life, smart objects surround us and collect a huge quantity information enlarging our surface of attack. The problem […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 11, 2015
Skynet, the US top-secret program to track terrorists

Snowden revealed the existence of Skynet, a system designed by the NSA for online monitoring of terrorists and suspects through metadata analysis. Skynet is a real system designed by the NSA for online monitoring through metadata analysis, this is the last revelation made by the journalist Glenn Greenwald through the website The Intercept. The Intercept revealed the existence of a secret program called Skynet, […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 10, 2015
Security Affairs newsletter Round 8 – Best of the week from best sources

A new round of the weekly SecurityAffairs newsletter arrived! Every week the best security articles from the best sources free for you in your email box. Trustwave discovered the first political malvertising campaign Mozilla Fundation, a step toward to full HTTPS implementation How Selerity reported Twitter’s earnings—before Twitter did Carders crack Hard Rock casino Australian […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 10, 2015
Hiring hackers, how much is it?

In recent years the perception of the role of hackers is completely changed, in the past these high-skilled professionals were viewed as dangerous threats that needed to be kept at arm’s length, meanwhile today they are highly sought from private companies and intelligence agencies. “An increasingly large number of modern business operations rely on an understanding of the […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 10, 2015
US SOCOM and The Special Forces to Scrutinize Social media

US SOCOM admitted that Counter-Terrorism Special Forces scrutinize FaceBook and other social media to handle potentially useful information. Exactly two years ago I wrote about the use of social media in the Military. I explained why social media platforms represent a powerful instrument for activities operated by governments and intelligence agencies. Modern social media networks are actively used by […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 09, 2015
95 percent of SAP systems were exposed to vulnerabilities

Onapsis study found that over 95% of SAP systems are exposed to vulnerabilities that could lead to full compromise of the company’s business. SAP is one of the most popular enterprise software used by companies to manage business operations and customer relations. A recent study conducted by the SAP solutions provider revealed that more than 95 percent […]