Pierluigi Paganini May 11, 2012
FBI on Bitcoin,between cybercrime opportunity & digital choice

Law enforcement, FBI first, are worried by the diffusion of the Bitcoin network that could be used by groups of criminals for several activities. The main problem related to the payment system is that is completely anonymous making impossible to trace the transitions and related users. Bitcoin is a decentralized electronic cash system that uses […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 10, 2012
US and China are working for stability in Asia-Pac

In recent days I have discussed the increasing tension between China and the Philippines for a territorial dispute and related effects which have had significant repercussions in cyber space. Just the Asia-Pac region is among those area that are of main concerns in its military and cyber warfare. This time to discuss is the historical […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 09, 2012
NFC, business opportunities, security and privacy issues

The NFC technology Near field communication (NFC) is a set of standards for Smartphones and similar devices to establish radio communication with each other by touching them together or bringing them into close proximity. The standard describes a radio technology that allows two devices to communicate at a short distance, no more than a few centimeters, allowing the exchange of […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 09, 2012
Insider perspectives on global cyber safety and security status

Article published on The Malta Indipendent Today there is a lot of interest in “Cyber warfare” and “Cyber threats”. Week after week we are bombarded with news about massive security failures, one after the other. For example, according to the Utah Department of Health, the sensitive personal information of more than 780,000 people was stolen from […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 08, 2012
FBI,content monitoring,backdoors & Going Dark…shake well before use

Social Networks represent a rich mine of information of great interest for researchers, cybercriminals and government agencies. Analyzing the networks is possible to track detailed profile of any users, his relationships and his habits, the possibility to exercise the control of social networks is an actual form of power, the power of knowledge. We have […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 07, 2012
US Cybersecurity capability. National Preparedness Report

The “National Preparedness Report” is the first assessment, directly commissioned by President Obama, on the US capabilities of response to a terrorist attacks and man-made and natural disasters. Really interesting is the component related to cyber security, U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has reported an impressive growth of the number of cyber attacks and […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 06, 2012
They are Not What You Think They are … They are Hacktivists

Article Published on The Hacker New Magazine – May Edition “They are Not What You Think they Are … they are hacktivists” During the last couple of years, we have witnessed the escalation of operations conducted by the Anonymous group, the collective of hackers that is expressing a social dissent through cyber attacks. In modern society, […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 04, 2012
Anonymous Reloaded. Yesterday, today, tomorrow

The word “Anonymous ” evokes the myth of the hacker in today’s society that defends freedom of expression and agrees with sensational cyber operations in the fight against censorship and government and industrial questionable policies. If Anonymous is perceived by future generations as an attractive ideology to follow, industry and government view with concern the […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 03, 2012
China vs Philippines, cyber war or hacktivism?

In this period the cyber space is a place in full swing, international attention is focused on Iran and its quarrel with the West, but other silent battles are being fought. In the last month has been registered a surprising activity that opposes China and Philippines, continuous and reciprocal attacks attack to the sound of bits […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 03, 2012
7 Most Common Facebook Crimes

It’s a pleasure for me to propose to my readers an article of my colleagues of TheBestDegrees Group on social networking and related crimes. Several times I highlighted the importance of social networking and of all related form of communication. Of course with the rapid diffusion of technology the number of crimes is increased dramatically. […]