Digital ID

Pierluigi Paganini December 07, 2011
The utopian privacy

Are you able to imagine a world in which everybody is free to communicate without being intercepted, spied on, tracked? Have you ever dreamt, reading sad and bad news pages on the censure of many governments, a world where the concept of freedom of thought has been materialized? In recent decades we have witnessed radical […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 03, 2011
Cybercrime, an industry that knows no crisis

  During this days I had the opportunity to read the results of a couple of surveys: The PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Its Global Economic Crime Survey¬†has demonstrated that Cybercrime has double digit growth being today third biggest crime threat in UK businesses behind asset theft crimes, frauds and corruption Norton¬†Cybercrime Report: The Human Impact,¬†an groundbreaking study […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 02, 2011
Social Network Poisoning … they want to spy on us, we evade

Social Network Poisoning term refers the effect produced by the application of methods designed to make unreliable the knowledge related to a profile and its relationships. “Be¬†Social”¬†is the imperative¬†of the last¬†years.¬†We live¬†alternative lives,¬†we have¬†dense networks¬†of relationships, we feel¬†the irrepressible¬†urge to be¬†part of a group,¬†to fill¬†the void that¬†we carry within.¬†But this¬†human propensity¬†to aggregation¬†is now¬†the foundation¬†of the […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 02, 2011
Assange, Spy Files and uncomfortable truths

If we talk about security which could be our worst nightmare? My answer is “to be vulnerable in every moment of our day, whatever we are doing and wherever we are” How could this happen? Imagine that someone has installed an app on our phones, and he is able to stalk us, to know our […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 01, 2011
“Mobile” intrigue … A prying eyes to carry around …

Let we use these ingredients to start some serious reflection on safety issues related to mobile devices: Robust growth in the mobile market, accompanied by technological advances that have made ‚Äč‚Äčthese devices real PC. No awareness of those who use mobile terminals in relation to threats that they face. 2011 years of overtaking sales of […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 28, 2011
Cryptome, social networks and the inconvenient truth

Cryptome, known as Wikileaks‚Äôs¬†competitor¬†site¬† has published¬† online¬†several reserved documents¬†revealing that¬†the police¬†have access¬†to information¬†of¬†social¬†networks.¬† The documents¬†describe how¬†the police¬†is able¬†to access to¬†Facebook¬†user information¬†or to the services¬†provided by¬†companies such as AOL and Microsoft. On Cryptome site are also available some guides that explains to cops how to investigate on a person who has used the Yahoo! Messenger. The […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 20, 2011
Elude control … let’s digitally sign malware code

F-Secure Researchers have discovered a digitally signed malware that has code signed with a stolen government certificate belonging to the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute. The issue has long been known and this attack methodic has triggered a widespread lack of confidence in the process of trusting based on the use of certificates.¬†The impairment […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 17, 2011
Social Network ‚Äúin-security‚ÄĚ

In recent¬†years social networks¬†have succeeded¬† in the¬†historic feat¬†of bringing¬†to the web a growing number¬†of users.¬†Jupiter¬†users, the elderly, individuals and businesses all¬†within the¬†large network,¬†many,¬†too much,¬†share the¬†total awareness¬†of what happens¬†when they put¬†their credentials¬†or when¬†attracted¬†by a¬†novice¬†or by a¬†video click on a link. Or this¬†behavior often¬†blind¬†managers¬†of the major¬†social platforms¬†do not provide¬†useful information¬†because it¬†can spread¬†real¬†awareness of the¬†threat¬†they face.¬†Social networks have […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 08, 2011
SSL replacement? Convergence for replacing CA … Maybe

After the Diginotar case¬†,¬†another¬†certification authority,¬†the dutch KPN¬†has released¬†a statement¬†announcing¬†the¬†termination¬†of their service¬†following the discovery¬†that it has been¬†compromised. KPN stopped issuing certificates after the detection of DDOS Tool on Server during an audit.¬†First investigations¬†have illustrated that¬†the CA has been attacked¬†four¬†years ago. What really¬†scares¬†KPN¬†of the story¬†is that¬†the same company,¬†even before being¬†a CA,¬†is a¬†state telephone¬†company, and¬†this opens up¬†frightening¬†scenarios¬†on the¬†security […]