Social Networks

Pierluigi Paganini December 12, 2011
From the mosaic theory to the stuxnet case

With the term of Mosaic theory we refer the method used in security analysis to gather information about a corporation. A natural extension of the method hit its application to ordinary life.¬†Mosaic theory involves collecting information from different sources, public and private, to calculate the value of security. The key concept is the collection and […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 11, 2011
India The blurred line between defense and cyber censorship

In this article I wish to bring to your attention what I regard as gross contradiction of a nation whose people I admire for their professionalism and dedication to work, India. In my previous article¬†‚ÄúCyber India‚ÄĚ lights and shadows of the country full of contradictions¬†I presented a picture of the nation in terms of cyberwarfare, […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 09, 2011
Top Nine cyber security trends for 2012? They are too few, isn’t it?

In this article¬†I intend to¬†read with you¬†an interesting document,¬†distributed by¬†Imperva,¬†in which they¬†emphasized,¬†the main¬†threats that could¬†cause¬†significant problems in¬†the coming year.¬† Please carefully read the entire article, first we discuss the nine threats that worry Imperva, then I will introduce the most dangerous threats from my point of view. Do not¬†spend¬†days¬†where you do not¬†hear of¬†cyber¬†threats,¬†risks¬†and¬†possible¬†defense strategies¬†implemented.¬†Governments but […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 07, 2011
The utopian privacy

Are you able to imagine a world in which everybody is free to communicate without being intercepted, spied on, tracked? Have you ever dreamt, reading sad and bad news pages on the censure of many governments, a world where the concept of freedom of thought has been materialized? In recent decades we have witnessed radical […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 02, 2011
Social Network Poisoning … they want to spy on us, we evade

Social Network Poisoning term refers the effect produced by the application of methods designed to make unreliable the knowledge related to a profile and its relationships. “Be¬†Social”¬†is the imperative¬†of the last¬†years.¬†We live¬†alternative lives,¬†we have¬†dense networks¬†of relationships, we feel¬†the irrepressible¬†urge to be¬†part of a group,¬†to fill¬†the void that¬†we carry within.¬†But this¬†human propensity¬†to aggregation¬†is now¬†the foundation¬†of the […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 02, 2011
Assange, Spy Files and uncomfortable truths

If we talk about security which could be our worst nightmare? My answer is “to be vulnerable in every moment of our day, whatever we are doing and wherever we are” How could this happen? Imagine that someone has installed an app on our phones, and he is able to stalk us, to know our […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 28, 2011
Cryptome, social networks and the inconvenient truth

Cryptome, known as Wikileaks‚Äôs¬†competitor¬†site¬† has published¬† online¬†several reserved documents¬†revealing that¬†the police¬†have access¬†to information¬†of¬†social¬†networks.¬† The documents¬†describe how¬†the police¬†is able¬†to access to¬†Facebook¬†user information¬†or to the services¬†provided by¬†companies such as AOL and Microsoft. On Cryptome site are also available some guides that explains to cops how to investigate on a person who has used the Yahoo! Messenger. The […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 19, 2011
The business of Censorship. Golden Shield Project, but not only …

““If you¬†open¬†the¬†window¬†for¬†fresh air, ¬†you have to expect some flies to blow in”¬†this¬†is the Deng Xiaoping‚Äôs phrase, which summarizes¬†the essence¬†of the “Golden¬†Shield Project” also Known¬†as the “Great Firewall of¬†China”.¬†The project¬†is related¬†to the development of¬†the most¬†efficient system¬†of censorship¬†and surveillance¬†in the world of the People’sRepublic of China. The project was started¬†in 1998¬†and¬†officially began¬†in 2003¬†driven by the¬†government¬†to operate¬†the control¬†of […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 17, 2011
Social Network ‚Äúin-security‚ÄĚ

In recent¬†years social networks¬†have succeeded¬† in the¬†historic feat¬†of bringing¬†to the web a growing number¬†of users.¬†Jupiter¬†users, the elderly, individuals and businesses all¬†within the¬†large network,¬†many,¬†too much,¬†share the¬†total awareness¬†of what happens¬†when they put¬†their credentials¬†or when¬†attracted¬†by a¬†novice¬†or by a¬†video click on a link. Or this¬†behavior often¬†blind¬†managers¬†of the major¬†social platforms¬†do not provide¬†useful information¬†because it¬†can spread¬†real¬†awareness of the¬†threat¬†they face.¬†Social networks have […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 13, 2011
Public Tender for an Internet Content Monitoring System, really strange.

Few days ago¬†I have partecipated to an open discussion started by Stefano¬†Mele, a security ¬†and cyber-terrorism expert,¬†on the¬†development of Internet¬†Content¬†Monitor System by the¬†Soviet government. In¬†April, the¬†“Russian Federal¬†Service for¬†Supervision¬†Telecoms”¬†has¬†announced it that it has launched a tender for developing¬†a Content Monitor System with¬†a budget of¬†$ 530,000. ¬†Following the tender the development phase was started in¬†august and have […]