Social Networks

Pierluigi Paganini May 08, 2015
Beware Of Game of 72, it challenges teenagers to disappear for 72 hours

Police worldwide are warning of a social media game dubbed game of 72 that is challenging teenagers to disappear for three long days. Any abuse of technology against children and youngster can have devastating effects social media them, their lives and their harmony of their families. Social media are among the paradigms that can be transformed […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 30, 2015
Anonymous vigilantes are fighting against the ISIS propaganda

The New York Times reported that a group of hackers is interfering with the activities made through social media by members of the ISIS group. According to The New York Times hackers are targeting accounts used by ISIS members for propaganda and recruit new sympathizers. A group of hackers using the pseudonyms of TouchMyTweets, The Doctor and IS Hunting are targeting suspected ISIS […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 13, 2015
A new Facebook Worm exploits multiple cloud services

Security Experts at Malwarebytes security firm spotted a new  Facebook worm that spreads itself by leveraging multiple cloud services. Social media are a privileged attack vector, recent reports published by the principal security firms confirm that cyber criminal are exploiting these platforms for illegal activities. Last disastrous news for the users of the popular social […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 12, 2015
Hacking Facebook by exploiting two reflected file download flaws

A security researcher has discovered two different  reflected file download flaws in Facebook that could be exploited to hit its users. Security researcher David Sopas from WebSegura has discovered a couple of security flaw in Facebook that could be exploited by an attacker respectively to upload an arbitrary file to the social network or to gain control […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 04, 2015
Twitter locked down Tor by requiring a phone number for sign-up

Internet users that want to create a new account on Twitter through the Tor network must now provide a phone number to verify their identity. A few days ago, Twitter announced plans to begin tracking users via their mobile phone number, a measure that the company consider necessary in order to fight the trolls. Following the […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 02, 2015
Facebook Policies and New Terms of Use Have Been under Scrutiny in Europe

A recent report about the privacy policy of Facebook has shed light to potential problems and disagreements with legal concerns in the EU. There is a recent report from Belgium focusing on the revised terms of use that have to do with Facebook. Due to its enormous popularity even apart from the fact that it’s […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 28, 2015
Twitter is tracking phone numbers to prevent trolls and abuses

Twitter announced that it is starting to track phone numbers of users as a measure to prevent abuses like the creation of new bogus accounts. A few weeks ago, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo explained the difficulties the company is facing to prevent the abuse of its platform. Costolo revealed to be embarrassed for the company’s […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 19, 2015
Serious flaws allowed the deletion of any comment on Facebook

A young hacker disclosed the details of an attack that by exploiting a couple of flaws in Facebook allowed him to delete any comment on the social network. The 19-year-old hacker Joe Balhis has discovered the way to delete any comment on Facebook by leveraging a session validation flaw and a cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability. The expert highlighted that […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 15, 2015
British army creates the 77th battalion to fight through social networks

The British Government has announced the creation of the 77th battalion, a cyber unit composed of soldiers familiar with social media. The documents leaked by Edward Snowden demonstrate that the NSA and its allies are now preparing for future dominance in cyberspace. The cyberspace is a strategic domain for modern warfare, for this reason, the […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 12, 2015
How to hack Facebook photo album of every user

An Indian security expert Laxman Muthiyah exploited a vulnerability in Facebook Graph API mechanism to delete Facebook photo albums of every user. A critical flaw in the popular social network Facebook recently discovered could allow ill-intentioned to completely delete users’ Facebook photo album without being authenticated. According the security expert Laxman Muthiyah the vulnerability resides […]