Pierluigi Paganini March 03, 2016
RSA Conference Badge Scanning App has a default password hardcoded

Researchers at Bluebox Security discovered that the badge scanning application used at the RSA Conference 2016 includes a hardcoded default password. This year participants at the 2016 RSA Conference will have an ugly surprise, many vendors were provided with Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphones that run a special Android app, available on the Google Play, that allows them to […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 03, 2016
French Gov could fine Apple and Google €1m unless they hack mobile devices

French Gov is thinking a law that would impose fines of €1 million on Apple and Google if they refused providing access users’data. Governments worldwide continue to intensify their pressure on the IT giants requesting the access to users’ data in the name of security. The US Government wants Apple unlock its mobile devices to access data, the […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 01, 2016
Waiting for a court ruling, a New York Judge rejected FBI request to unlock an iPhone

The federal magistrate Judge James Orenstein has ruled in favor of Apple, rejecting the FBI request to unlock an iPhone. In the last weeks, we have followed the dispute between Apple and FBI regarding the possibility to unlock the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters. The FBI required Apple to modify the iOS operating system running […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 25, 2016
The new iPhone designed by Apple will be unhackable

Apple has begun developing security features for the new iPhone to make it impossible for the law enforcement agencies to break into a locked iPhone The news related to the request made by the FBI to Apple of unlocking the iPhone of Syed Farook, one of the San Bernardino shooters has raised the debate on the efficiency of […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 24, 2016
Use of acid and lasers to access data stored on iPhones

While Apple is refusing to support the FBI in the case of San Bernardino shooter Snowden says the FBI can use decapping technique to crack iPhones. Over the last days, there is a huge discussion between Apple and FBI in relation to the access to San Bernardino terrorist Syed Farook’s iPhone. FBI demand to hack […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 22, 2016
Source code of the Android GM Bot malware was leaked online

The experts at the IBM X-Force threat intelligence have discovered that the source code for Android malware GM Bot was leaked online. Bad news for the Android community, the experts at IBM X-Force threat intelligence have discovered that the source code for Android malware GM Bot was leaked on an underground. The source code was […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 20, 2016
San Bernardino shooter’s Apple ID passcode changed in government custody

While discussing the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone, Apple executives said the password changed while it was under the government custody. The discussion about the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone has monopolized media in this week, a US magistrate ordered Apple to help unlock the mobile device, but the company refused to do so. A new shocking […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 15, 2016
Mazar Bot actively targeting Android devices and wiping them

A new malware dubbed Mazar Bot is threatening Android users and has the ability to gain root access to the mobile device and completely wipe it. A new threat is threatening Android users, its name is Mazar BOT and has the ability to gain root access to the mobile device and completely wipe its storage. Mazar BOT could be used by threat […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 15, 2016
Don’t set your iPhone’s Date to January 1, 1970 or your will brick it

Another embarrassing problem for Apple iOS mobile devices (iPhone and iPad),  setting the date of the devices to January 1st, 1970 will brick them. Don’t Try it! Another embarrassing problem for Apple iOS mobile devices, a software flaw could be exploited to permanently kill your iPhone, iPad or iPod. The issue affects the Apple iOS date and time […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 07, 2016
How to thwart the passcode lock screen on iOS 8 and 9?

A security expert discovered an authentication bypass vulnerability in both iOS devices that allows thwarting lock screen passcode. The security researcher Benjamin Kunz Mejri from Vulnerability Laboratory has discovered  an authentication bypass-sized hole in both  iPhones and iPads running iOS 8 and iOS 9 that can be exploited by attackers to thwart lock screen passcode. This […]