Digital ID

Pierluigi Paganini April 13, 2012
Botnets and cyber warfare, a dangerous combination

The US Government is very close to the theme of warfare being among the countries that invest more in the field. In a cyber security context we can enumerate a huge quantity of cyber threats that daily are designed and enhanced, a heterogeneous world and that includes many different options that could harm military and […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 06, 2012
Mud against Anonymous using Zeus malware

Symantec company recently has disclosed the news that the collective Anonymous has deceived his supporters favoring the spread and installing of Zeus malware on their machines. The charge is heavy and would undermine the trust that underpins the recruitment methods of the collective, it seems that all supporters who have participated to various Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 14, 2012
Trustwave vs Mozilla community for MITM Digital Certificate

After the attacks against certification authorities such as VeriSign, Comodo and DigiNotar the level of confidence in the model based on certificates is in sharp decline. There is widespread accusations addressed to the PKI paradigm (public key infrastructure ) which is based on the concept to request to trusted and credited third parties to guarantee […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 14, 2012
Sykipot attacks U.S PKI infrastructures based on smart cards

In these hours on the web is turning the news of a cyber attack performed by a group of Chinese hackers against some U.S. Government Agencies. Once again, the weapon used against the strategic objectives is a cyber weapon, in particular it has been used a new version of the trojan Sykipot. Chinese hackers have […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 15, 2011
The year of the networked protest, from SOPA act to Anonymous

It’s end of the year and time for reflections. Yesterday we have discussed on incident occurred to CAs, but what else will we remember of this 2011? No doubts, we will remember the new way to use Internet, an irreplaceable vector for social protests, expression of social malaise and of too much stolen liberty. We […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 15, 2011
2011, CAs are under attack. Why steal a certificate?

2011 was a terrible year for the certification authorities, the number of successful attacks against some major companies reported is really high and totally out of any prediction. Many attacks have had disturbing consequences.It all began, or so we were led to believe, with the case Comodo. Comodo officials revealed that the registration authority had […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 09, 2011
Top Nine cyber security trends for 2012? They are too few, isn’t it?

In this article I intend to read with you an interesting document, distributed by Imperva, in which they emphasized, the main threats that could cause significant problems in the coming year.  Please carefully read the entire article, first we discuss the nine threats that worry Imperva, then I will introduce the most dangerous threats from my point of view. Do not spend days where you do not hear of cyber threats, risks and possible defense strategies implemented. Governments but […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 08, 2011
Banking – new threats grow

Have you ever wondered what are the main threats have concerns the banks and financial institutions? Several survey have been conducted and apart small differenced of on numbers they all have evidenced that Top fraud threats are payment card fraud check fraud phishing/vishing account takeover third-party POS skimming When these frauds are detected?  The major […]

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 […]