Laws and regulations

Pierluigi Paganini September 16, 2013
FBI admitted attack against the Freedom Hosting

In an Irish court the FBI Supervisory Special Agent Donahue revealed that FBI had control of the Freedom Hosting company to investigate on child pornography. FBI admitted publicly that the Bureau had compromised the Freedom Hosting, probably the most popular Tor hidden service operator company. The news confirms the suspects raised after that a group of  Security […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 20, 2013
Megaupload files deleted by LeaseWeb

Megaupload files have been deleted by Dutch hosting provider LeaseWeb,  in the post a resume of the facts and fantastic hypothesis (maybe) on a strange case. Megaupload files have been deleted by LeaseWeb, a Dutch hosting provider, without notice, the news is shocking if we consider the wealth of information contained in the files. LeaseWeb is based […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 01, 2013
Liberty Reserve suspension and impact on criminal underground

Private currency exchange system Liberty Reserve was shut down by US law enforcement, it is considered most popular payment system by cyber criminals. Liberty Reserve is a private currency exchange system issued by Liberty Reserve S.A. Of San José, Costa Rica that was shut down by US law enforcement with a deep impact on cybercriminal underground. The […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 12, 2013
Apple decrypts seized iPhones for law enforcement

Apple can “bypass the security software” if it chooses, accoring ATF no law enforcement agency could unlock a defendant’s iPhone except Apple that has created a police waiting list because of high demand. Apple is considered an impregnable fortress, the main functions provided by the iOS operating system and related data are inaccessible to ill-intentioned but […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 22, 2013
Cyber security bill CISPA is passed

A nightmare come true, last Thursday The United States House of Representatives approved the debated cyber security bill,  the act will force any company to give away all the user’s data it collects if asked by the government, trampling all claims of privacy of the people on the Internet in the name of security. The […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 26, 2013
The Legislation of Privacy: New Laws That Will Change Your Life

Today I desire to present the excellent work produced by freelance writer Gillian Holmes and the team of BackgroundCheck.org, as well know my readers I daily public only my posts, but I think that this work deserves a careful reading and I am sure will be of your benefit as it was for me … […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 13, 2013
Censorship, governments and corporations enemies of internet

The use of technologies to support censorship is deplorable and condemnable but it must be considered that is a sad reality that has sustained the growth of a billionaire market. Many IT companies around the world are specialized in the providing of solutions used by authoritarian regimes to monitor internet use and persecute the opponents. […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 04, 2013
US retaliation strategy against hackers

The year started very difficult for the U.S. government, its networks have been constantly hit by hackers that for different reasons have tried to steal sensitive information and intelligence secrets. The principal menaces against US come from state-sponsored hackers and hacktivists, in the last months we have read of many cyber attacks, mainly for cyber […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 25, 2013
Serious security flaws affect millions of HTC mobile devices

The news of those who make a lot of noise, more than 18 million devices commercialized by Taiwanese company HTC had security flaws that could exposes users to serious risks in particular the bugs could allow the theft of information stored on the mobile and the tracking of user’s location. The vulnerabilities appear serious according […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 15, 2013
From CISPA to Obama’s executive order on national cybersecurity

During the last days worldwide internet community expressed great concern on the possibility of a reintroduction of The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection act (CISPA)  before the US House by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) and ranking member Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.). The controversial cyber bill raised an heated debate, supporters believe it […]