Security

Pierluigi Paganini January 14, 2012
Sykipot attacks U.S PKI infrastructures based on smart cards

In these hours on the web is turning the news of a cyber attack performed by a group of Chinese hackers against some U.S. Government Agencies. Once again, the weapon used against the strategic objectives is a cyber weapon, in particular it has been used a new version of the trojan Sykipot. Chinese hackers have […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 13, 2012
Critical infrastructures – Main threats for 2G and 3G mobile networks

Which is the critical infrastructure of a country that is most exposed to cyber threat?  The question is difficult to answer, without doubts. Communication infrastructure is a vital component of every country and we add that unlike other infrastructure it could be targeted in an attack also with the only destructive purpose with the intent […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 12, 2012
Cyber threats from military sector to business

Searching in Internet the words “Cyberwar” and “cyberware” you will immediately realize how high is the interest in the matter. An ocean of information that demonstates the growing interest in the matter and that awaken in many ancestral fears. The spectrum is that of a conflict, the scenario is the cyber space. Governments around the world […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 08, 2012
“Cyber China” From Operation Aurora to China Cyber attacks Syndrome

Cyber China is considered the most active persistent collector of Western intelligence and intellectual property, is it a syndrome or China represents a real threat? When we think of China in relation to cyber warfare, we imagine an army of hackers hired by the government in a computer room ready to successfully attack any potential target. China […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 06, 2012
The nightmare backdoor , reflections on the case Huawei

Just at this time I came across an interesting discussion proposed by a colleague on the possible presence of a backdoor in the devices of Huawei company. The news in itself is terrifying, even if it is discussed for years. The presence of a backdoor once again raises the issue of qualification of the hardware, […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 03, 2012
The strategic importance of censorship in search engines

Every day, billions of people making an unimaginable number of searches through search engines. Complex algorithms seek to recover in the shortest possible time and with greater sorrowfulness the requested information. We may venture that a good 80% of Internet users interact with the web through these powerful applications. But the engines are much more, […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 02, 2012
A Distributed Satellite Ground Station Network for internet freedom

The news that I desire to discuss with you is the will to put into orbit a satellite system to combat new forms of censorship. The project is certainly ambitious and effective, an hacker group has decided to launch a series of satellites for the composition of an alternative communication platform that would be used […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 01, 2012
Hardware qualification, a must in a cyber strategy

We live in the era of free technology market , devices and appliances of all kinds can be found on a global market without particular problems. But when you make a purchase of hardware which is the main attribute that influences the final choice? Obviously price is an essential component that is very heavy on […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 31, 2011
The power of social networks

For years now we live with the confirmation of the importance of social networks and their impact on daily life. As with any other subject there are many and conflicting opinions on what is considered a social revolution. Millions, billions of people who daily exchange thoughts, opinions, images, emotions, anything that makes us feel alive […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 29, 2011
Stuxnet, Duqu and the sons of the “Tilded” platform

We all have heard of Stuxnet viruses, malware that has undoubtedly marked a new era in the field. It is considered by experts the first real cyber weapon developed to infect control systems present in some of Iran’s nuclear facilities. With Stuxnet was, in fact, introduced a new concept of malware, a broad-spectrum deadly weapon […]