Social Networks

Pierluigi Paganini June 19, 2014
LinkedIn vulnerable to MITM attack that leverages an SSL stripping could expose users data at risk

Security experts at Zimperium firm revealed that LinkedIn users could be potentially vulnerable to Man-in-the-Middle attacks leveraging an SSL stripping. A new research is scaring users of LinkedIn revealing that they could be potentially vulnerable to Man-in-the-Middle (MITM) attacks leveraging an SSL stripping. Despite the US security firm Zimperium reported the problem to LinkedIn more than a […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 14, 2014
Facebook will provide targeted ads tracking your web experience

Facebook announced that it will improve targeted ads tracking much more of users’ web experience and web browsing, but you can avoid this … The social network Facebook revealed that it will use information from users’ web browsing and app history for making Ads better and giving people more control over the ads they see. […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 06, 2014
Does NSA use encoded tweets to conduct a recruiting campaign?

The NSA used the twitter account to send an encoded message that has created the chaos on The Internet. The mystery was solved soon … what’s happening? The NSA has started a bit of a Tweet-storm, this morning the followers of the NSACareers Twitter account noticed a curious cryptic message sent from the careers account of the Agency. Coincidentally, […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 01, 2014
Facebook scammers exploit your intention to hack friends’ account

Security Experts at Symantec discovered scammers are exploiting Facebook users’ intention to hack friends’ account to compromise their profile. Symantec has discovered a new insidious scam against Facebook users, scammers targeted the social media users proposing a bogus Facebook hacking tool that promises to give the access to their friends’ accounts … unfortunately the unique account hacked is the […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 08, 2014
Symantec on a fake voting campaign used to steal Facebook credentials

Security experts at Symantec observed a new phishing campaign based on a fake voting application used to steal victim’s credentials. Phishing is a very dangerous threat for Internet users, nearby classic techniques new forms of phishing are exploiting new platforms like mobile and social networks. Phishers continuously improve their techniques to be able to harvest […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 31, 2014
Turkish Government is hijacking the IP for popular DNS providers

The Turkish Government ordered to Turk Telekom to hijack the IP address for popular free and open DNS providers such as Google’s This is a sad moment for friends in Turkey, the Government  is under the illusion that censoring the media will be able to suppress the thought of those who disagree. A few […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 17, 2014
QUANTUMHAND – NSA impersonates Facebook to inject malware

Recent revelations on TURBINE platform include also a disturbing truth, NSA used QUANTUMHAND exploits to implant malware in Facebook users’ machines. Last Week Ryan Gallagher and Glenn Greenwald revealed the existence of TURBINE platform, a sophisticated hacking architecture used to take control of botnet C&C servers managed by cybercrime. One of the details revealed by the journalists raised a heated […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 02, 2014
Why Facebook Android App needs to read user SMS and MMS?

The last update for the Facebook Android app reads user’s text messages, is it an abuse of privilege or what else? Here you are the truth … maybe A recent update for Facebook Android raised a great concern for user’s privacy because it can read text messages on the smartphone. The climate of suspicion after the […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 20, 2014
IntelCrawler update- BlackPOS author forgot delete social network page

Security experts at IntelCrawler provided a new interesting update on BlackPOS author, he forgot to delete his social network page. Intelligence firm IntelCrawler announced a few days ago that the author of the BlackPOS/Kaptoxa malware used in the attack against Target and Neiman Marcus retailers a teenager known in the underground with the pseudonym of […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 09, 2014
LinkedIn – Surge of fake profiles and increment of illicit activities

LinkedIn company filed a complaint in San Francisco against unknown hackers responsible for the creation of an impressive amount of fake profiles. LinkedIn is considered the social network of professionals, its scope is to give the possibility to the users to build their network of business relationship, sharing content of interest and exchanging opinion and […]