Security

Pierluigi Paganini May 22, 2012
LinkedIN – Vulnerability in the authentication process and related risks

A serious vulnerability has been found in the authentication process of the popular network LinkedIN, the news published on the Spanish blog of the security expert Fernando A. Lagos Berardi. The article published reports that a vulnerability in LinkedIn allows obtaining user’s password. For the authentication process LinkedIn adopts a token in login phase that can […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 22, 2012
Who is attacking WikiLeaks and The Pirate Bay? The private revenge

Who is attacking WikiLeaks and The Pirate Bay? WikiLeaks and BitTorrent file-sharing site Pirate Bay were hit by a series of DDoS attacks during last weeks. An alleged hacker with the Twitter account @AnonNyre has taken credit for the attacks claiming to be member of Anonymous.The hacker also said that he is no more part of […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 21, 2012
US vc China. Is cyber warfare gap increasing?

The Chinese offensive capabilities in cyberspace in this period are, more than ever, subject of great interest from the international community that fears the rise of China‘s technological colossus. In recent days a summit had placed in front of U.S. and China with the aim of promoting mutual cooperation to restore equilibrium in cyberspace. Many […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 20, 2012
Insider perspectives on global cyber safety and security status (Part 3 of 4)

Article published on The Malta Indipendent Data-breaches, intellectual property loss and your money… We have all heard the headlines about the social and economic implications of cybercrime, but how bad is the situation really? If we have a serious security problem, how do we get ourselves out of this mess? In particular, what can I do […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 20, 2012
Insider perspectives on the status of global cyber safety and security status (Part 2 of 4)

Article published on The Malta Indipendent Critical infrastructure protection, StuxNet, exploding computers, blackouts, collapsing banking systems, and cyber war!! None of us have escaped the headlines warning of impending cyber doom, but this is just sensationalism, right? How bad is the situation really? If we have a serious security problem, how do we get ourselves out […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 19, 2012
Concerns for Chinese firms and the cyberespionage

We often discuss about warfare and cyberespionage, focusing on the usage of technology to steal intellectual property of foreign states. Of course the countries that have valuable technology skills are most exposed to targeted attacks that daily try to steal information regarding hi tech projects. Japan, US and European Countries are preferred target of many […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 18, 2012
Syria,uncomfortable assumptions on the control of dissidents

The public opinion is daily informed regarding the situation in Syria that is still critic, according UN representative in the country several clashes are undermining a virtual ceasefire. Deputy Rep to Syria,  Nasser Al-Qudwa, declared : “There is, at least, a theoretical commitment on the part of the Syrian government, and also on the part […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 17, 2012
Zeus P2P variant against Facebook,Hotmail,Yahoo & Google Mail

The experts of Trusteer firm have discovered a new variant Zeus malware responsible of  a series of attacks against principal internet service providers. The variant carried out attacks using the P2P network architecture targeting users of Facebook, Hotmail and Yahoo and  Google Mail. What is Zeus? The Zeus Trojan is one of most notourios malware […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 16, 2012
Has Anonymous infiltrated US Government? The insider issue

In last months we have a long discussed about the security status of US networks and infrastructures, we have described the American cyber strategies and the main action proposed to protect the principal assets of the nations. One story in particular struck us deeply, that relating to the vulnerability of U.S. Government networks for admission […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 15, 2012
2011 IC3 – Internet Crime Report

In this article I desire to discuss about the data provided in the 2011 IC3 Internet Crime Report that provide evidence of the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) against cybercrime in US and of the obtained results. On May 8, 2000 from a partnership between NW3C, BJA and the FBI was born The Internet Fraud Complaint […]