Pierluigi Paganini March 01, 2012
Windows 8 and Android kill switch, threats to privacy

The news is sensational and is associated with the imminent spread of the new operating system from Microsoft, Windows 8. The Redmond has announced in its systems the presence of a “kill switch” feature, a system that allows the company to remotely access the terminal to proceed with the killing of processes that could cause […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 20, 2012
Stopped antivirus for Iran, controversial penalty

I have just read the news that Iran will be banned the purchase of antivirus systems, a kind of technological embargo with clear reference to the virus Stuxnet and the need of the country to prevent further infection to any control systems of critical infrastructures, nuclear plants first. The new has been made public by […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 18, 2012
DNSChanger and the FBI’s internet blackout on 8 March

For several days the news circulating online about a planned blackout of Int the rnet for million of users on 8 March decided by FBI to deal with cyber threats. The enemy to fight is named DNSChanger Trojan, a malware that has infected milion of computers all over the world in more than 100 countries. The story begins […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 16, 2012
Banking sector under attack, are we ready to the challenge?

Where can I find money? At the bank of course, this is the thought which underlies dell’orietamento of cyber crime that seems to have targeted the banking industry and its services. The event is not new but the intensification of efforts in this area is troubling . The banking sector is considered a strategic sector […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 15, 2012
Stuxnet “neutralized” – Who sows the wind storm gathers!

The news has caused much uproar in the scientific community, according European and U.S. officials and private experts the iranian scientists have isolated and made harmless the Stuxnet malware that has infected the control systems of the nuclear plants all over the country. For some years Iranian security experts are facing with this virus that is […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 04, 2012
Underestimate the threat, a serious error

In recent years it has fully understood the offensive capability of the use of cyber weapons, highly efficient tools to move attacks and espionage operations in total coverage. The effectiveness of the cyber threat is linked not only to its intrinsic characteristics, but also to the choice of channel for its spread and in this […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 31, 2012
Stuxnet, are we really safe now? No, of course!

Once again I draw inspiration from the argument “Stuxnet” on which much is being read on the web at this time, and a lot of which will be discussed in the years to come. From all the scientists Stuxnet was defined a deadly weapon, but why  if any direct damages recorded are comparable to those […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 28, 2012
Malware evolution and the Frankenmalware case

In the last decade we have witnessed an extraordinary evolution of those agents technically defined as the term “malware” in several respects as: functional characteristics developing process distribution channels field of use In the past we used to differenciate the malware in groups whose members were deeply identified by distinct behaviors, hence the origin of […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 24, 2012
Zeus,software as a service – Implications for civil and military

As previously said the cyber crime industry is proving to be invoiced in a thriving company that knows no crisis. The reasons are countless, high profits and unpunished crimes most often the main reasons. What amazes is, however, the organization managing the criminal business. Operations managed as projects and malware designed as products of large […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 19, 2012
Koobface, an excuse to talk about botnets and cyber crime

Koobface virus is undoubtedly considered as the malware of social network because it uses them as spread channel. We have repeatedly mentioned the incredible power of social networking media, platforms that reach a global audience with a simple click, obvious that such a capability could be attractive to criminal organizations for the spread of malware. […]