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Pierluigi Paganini September 27, 2014
The Fappening 3, other nude celebrity photos leaked

A new collection of photos belonging to the Fappening archives have been leaked online, it includes nudes of Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities. The Fappening is now in its third episode and the celebrities are naked again. The Fappening seems to be never ending story, a new archive of nude celebrity photos has been leaked online. The […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 21, 2014
DoJ proposal wants legitimate FBI hacking ops against anonymity

DoJ proposal is trying to legitimate FBI hacking operations against Internet users that make use of any kind of anonymizing technology. The FBI wants greater authority to hack overseas computers, according to a law professor. The Department of Justice (DoJ) is declaring war to online anonymity, its proposal to amend Rule 41 of the Federal […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 18, 2014
New powers for the Russian surveillance system SORM-2

The Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree that will extend the use of SORM-2 to social network surveillance. It’s known that the Russian Government is applying a strict surveillance on the Internet within the country, the Kremlin has developed a system code named “SORM-2” to monitor Russian citizens. The Russian Government has […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 07, 2014
FBI infected PCs on a large scale to persecute alleged criminals

A report disclosed by Wired suggests that the FBI is using a malware to identify Tor users by infecting machines on a large scale. It’s not a mystery that usage of the Tor network represents a problem for investigators of law enforcement agencies and for government entities that need to track users on the popular anonymizing network. […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 29, 2014
Why the agreement between ENISA and EUROPOL is strategic?

ENISA and Europol have signed an agreement with the intent to facilitate the cooperation in the fight to the cyber criminal activities. The fight to the cybercrime needs a joint effort of governments, law enforcement agencies and private entities. Cyber threats are becoming even more sophisticated and bad actors behind them are structured in efficient organizations difficult […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 21, 2014
FBI and NYPD joint effort in a new cybercrime task force

The FBI has formed a new cybercrime task force with the NYPD and the Metropolitan Transit Authority to investigate on cyber crimes. Cybercrime is considered by governments an emergency to mitigate urgently, criminal activities are causing large losses to the global economy as reported in the recent report published by McAfee. The FBI created a […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 12, 2014
Is big data a security threat?

Interesting vision on privacy issues related to the development of the paradigm of Big data. Who and how will manage a so precious mine of information? Discussions about issues created by the so called “Big Data” and the possibility to spy any information about our private life are more and more frequent. However, they have […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 04, 2014
Soghoian on government surveillance through service update process

Chris Soghoian, principal technologist with the American Civil Liberties Union, explained that government surveillance could exploit service update process. Chris Soghoian, principal technologist with the American Civil Liberties Union, during the recent TrustyCon conference highlighted the possibility that the government will exploit automated update services to serve malware and spy on users. Is this the next […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 31, 2013

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Pierluigi Paganini December 06, 2013
Cyber warfare – Why we need to define a model of conflict?

Cyber warfare or information warfare is still a gray area of the military doctrine, it is necessary to define the “model of conflict” and rules for the actors. Cyber war and cyber information warfare are two terms very inflated used to describe the current disputes within the cyberspace.  To explain the effect of acts of […]