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 05, 2011
‚ÄúCyber India‚ÄĚ lights and shadows of the country full of contradictions

The¬†Economy of India¬†is the¬†ninth largest¬†in the world by¬†nominal GDP¬†and the¬†fourth largest¬†by¬†purchasing power parity¬†(PPP). The country is a part of the¬†G-20 major economies, Goldman Sachs predicts that “from 2007 to 2020, India‚Äôs GDP per capita in US$ terms will quadruple”, and that the Indian economy will surpass the United States (in US$) by 2043, this are […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 04, 2011
Stuxnet, Duqu & Conficker, a new generation of cyber weapons … even “without a father”

Cyber warfare expert John Bumgarner claims that the Stuxnet and Duqu virus have been active for much longer than previously suspected, he says that they are active in different variant since 2006. Precisely he claims that the Stuxnet computer virus is linked to Conficker, a mysterious “worm” that surfaced in late 2008 and infected millions […]

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 27, 2011
E-Corruption … “who controls the controller?”

The¬†control of information¬†is the¬†main concern¬†of¬†Governments.¬†More or¬†less declared¬†the major players¬†of a¬†precarious¬†global economy¬†have implemented¬†digital surveillance¬†systems, from India to China, passing Russia and USA. The¬†crucial point is¬†the legality¬†of these¬†actions¬†conducted ¬†by Intelligence¬†Agencies in the name¬†of Nations Security abusing the rights of¬†citizens. ¬†To this¬†we must consider another ¬†significant issue¬†, the corruption. ¬†Corruption has no Country and is a cross problem […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 25, 2011
How much cost malware production? Which are the processes for the production of virus? (Part.1)

It is clear that the question¬†awaits¬†an answer¬†deterministic, but¬†an assessment¬†of the main¬†factors¬†that influence the “final expense”.¬†My¬†idea is¬†to understand¬†what is the¬†magnitude of the¬†phenomenon and¬†the costs related¬†to a not necessarily¬†familiar audience¬†. ¬†The goal¬†is to¬†raise awareness¬†in the process of developing¬†malware,¬†and its¬†costs. What¬†is the purpose of¬†the malware¬†and¬†how¬†it affects¬†the final cost?¬†Is there a¬†direct relationship between¬†cost¬†and¬†purpose? Is there a relationship between¬†the cost […]