Social Networks

Pierluigi Paganini October 11, 2012
What is the Dorkbot worm that is attacking Skype’s users?

What could happen if a malware compromises a communication system adopted daily by 663 million users (info dated September 2011)? Security experts have spread an alert to Skype users about an ongoing attack that try to induce them to load a link that spreads malware. The famous voice-over-Internet application is totally changed from its original […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 03, 2012
Why humans could be the weakest link in cyber security chain?

Last month I attended the Cyber Threat Summit in Dublin and I had the opportunity to assist to the interesting presentation “Humans The weakest link in cyber security” of Mark Johnson, Chairman, The Risk Management Group. The topic of presentation is one of the most interesting in cyber security, the massive introduction of technologies in […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 03, 2012
Social Networks Part 3 – Are you exposing yourself unnecessarily to physical threats?

Article published on The Malta Indipendent Ron Kelson, Pierluigi Paganini, Fabian Martin, David Pace, Benjamin Gittins In our first article we talked about the intentional or unintentional disclosure of personal information in social networks that can expose you to logical (computer-based) threats and we gave you some recommendations about how to properly manage this risk of […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 27, 2012
Social Networks Part 2 – Have you been infiltrated?

Article published on The Malta Indipendent Ron Kelson, Pierluigi Paganini, Fabian Martin, David Pace, Benjamin Gittins The explosion of social networks and new user accounts in recent years is staggering. There are now over 1,000 social networking sites on the Internet, with Facebook currently being the largest, with over 840 million user profiles. To put this […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 20, 2012
Social Networks Part 1 – Who exactly are you disclosing your life story to?

Article published on The Malta Indipendent Ron Kelson, Pierluigi Paganini, Fabian Martin, David Pace, Benjamin Gittins “Be social” is the buzzword of recent years. No matter whether we are at home, in the gym, at work, or elsewhere, we are haunted by the need to be part of something online. We live alternative online lives, and we have dense networks of […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 04, 2012
Reuters blogging platform hacked, the critical role of information

In this day my blog has dedicated a great attention to the security of social media, explaining the importance of new communication networks. Today the information is synonymous with power, due this consideration is critical develop the proper processes for its management. To acquire information today we infiltrate social networks, we attack forums and social […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 03, 2012
Facebook, more than 83 million questionable profiles.The poisoned networks

Crazy … a year ago on a warm June evening I began to formalize some ideas on a concept of great relevance today, the “social network poisoning”. I am the person who coined the term, proposing the scientific community with some colleagues who share my ideas as Andrea Zapparoli Manzoni and Kalos Bonasia. Immediately I inserted […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 07, 2012
LinkedIn passwords compromised.Social network poisoning & other risks

It’s happened, today has been diffused the news that users’ passwords of the most famous business social network LinkedIn have been stolen and leaked on Internet. The company, through it blog, has confirmed the event declaring that more than six million passwords were compromised. Following the message published We want to provide you with an […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 28, 2012
CIA, FBI, NSA, differents agencies for an unique intent…global monitoring

We have discussed several times regarding the intention of the FBI to create a special unit for internet monitoring and surveillance, a task force established to prevent and fight cyber crimes .In reality the Bureau already has different internal units that work with the same purpose and in the last years has promoted different projects […]

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 […]