Social Networks

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

Cryptome, known as Wikileaks’s 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’s 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 “in-security”

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 […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 05, 2011
Malicious attacks on Facebook

Let me share with you the paper “A study of malicious attacks on Facebook” presented by Robert Sandilands during the event VB2011 that was held from October the 3rd till the 7th in Barcelona, Spain. A well made summary on the main attacks on a social network widely used around the world but also widely […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 05, 2011
CIA Admits It Monitors, Analyzes Facebook, Twitter

As always support social networks are now the ideal carrier for an abnormal amount of information and this is the main reason why many governments have invested and are investing in sophisticated analysis tools that can implement intelligent search within an ocean seemingly unrelated data. An unit part of the CIA’s Open Source Center is responsible for monitoring the vast and various social networks, local and international news, radio, and television, Internet chat rooms, and pretty much anything from […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 02, 2011
The Socialbot Network

Online Social Networks(OSN) are an integral part of today’s Web.  Hacktivist,Politicians, celebrities, revolutionists, and others use OSNs as carrier for their message to a wide audience. The downside is that these powerful tools can be used to spread disinformation and propaganda. The next generation of social engineering attacks is even more deceptive; they employ an automation software called a […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 01, 2011
Welcome on board

Welcome on board Welcome! If you are curious, interested in the subject and looking for a place with a few clicks you canbe updated on what happens in the world 
 well you you’ve found it. I read news and comments from everywhere on the web and I decided to open this space toshare with you thoughts, words and advice regarding IT security. Now enough talking 
 let’s go. The journey is long.