Social Networks

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 […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 31, 2013

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Pierluigi Paganini December 15, 2013
Self-censorship – Facebook monitors everything users type and not publish

Do users know that Facebook analyzes everything they type and not publish (self-censorship content)? Why Facebook does not consider it a privacy violation? Recent revelations on the NSA surveillance programs have raised many questions in user’s mind on the real roles of companies such as Facebook and Google, how do they manage users’ data and […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 23, 2013
Facebook vulnerability allows to view hidden Facebook Friend List

Researcher Irene Abezgauz  from the Quotium Seeker Research Center discovered a Facebook flaw that allows anyone to see a profile’s private friend list. Facebook is the privileged target for hackers and cybercriminals, the popular social network is a mine of data that could be used to acquire information on a specific target or to conduct […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 16, 2013
Discovered Open URL Redirection flaw in Facebook

Researcher Dan Melamed recently discovered an open url redirection flaw in Facebook that allowed to have a link redirect to any website. A Facebook Open URL Redirection vulnerability is the last discovery of security expert Dan Melamed that reported it in a recent post. Dan is an old acquaintance of Security Affairs, he revealed […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 05, 2013
LinkedIn – How to exploit social media for targeted attacks

  The professional social network LinkedIn is a mine of information for any king of attackers, a Websense post described a typical attack scenario. Recently I read an interesting post published on the Websense security labs blog on the use of social network LinkedIn for the reconnaissance phase of an attack. The concept is not […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 01, 2013
Anonymous OpNSA Campaign – OSINT to predict DDoS attacks on Nov 5th

  OpNSA analyzed with OSINT techniques based on the correlation of media activities and physical protests. The analysts provided a forecast on next attacks. Web Intelligence analysis alerts on early signs of an Anonymous cyber campaign dubbed OpNSA that as usual will address with DDoS attack principal US Government websites. Security experts don’t exclude the […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 01, 2013
I don’t like – Facebook Clickjacking and track screen cursors

A misleading script to increase the number of “I like” and an invasive technology to track screen cursors are threatening the Facebook users. The social media are money machines, the interest of private companies, governments and cybercrime are increasing exponentially. Security experts are observing an alarming trend, a growing number of subjects are spending a […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 29, 2013
Social media and digital identity. Prevention and incident response

The hack of a social media account is a common incident that could have a serious impact of our digital identity. How to prevent it? What to do in case of hack? Social media, cloud computing and mobile are technologies that most of all attract cybercriminals due their high penetration, exploiting this channels attackers could […]