Pierluigi Paganini January 01, 2017
Firefox 52 more privacy oriented with a Tor protection mechanism

Mozilla development team announced a new privacy protection mechanism that will come with Firefox 52, it aims to prevent websites from fingerprinting users. Mozilla announced the introduction of a new privacy protection mechanism to Firefox 52 that prevents websites from fingerprinting through system fonts. The technique is widely adopted by advertising companies via hidden scripts delivered with […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 14, 2016
Infected firmware spotted in well-known low-cost Android devices

Experts from Doctor Web spotted new Trojans into the firmware of several dozens of low-cost Android smartphones and tablets. Again problems with low-cost Android smartphones and tablets, once again experts discovered certain mobile devices shipped with malicious firmware. According to malware researchers from antivirus firm Dr.Web, the firmware of a large number of popular Android devices […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 20, 2016
A second backdoor in a week discovered in firmware of Chinese low-cost Android devices

For the second time in a few days, security experts spotted a backdoor in the firmware of low-cost Android devices. Last week, security experts from Kryptowire firm have discovered a backdoor in the firmware installed on low-cost Android phones. The backdoor affects mobile phones from BLU Products that are available for sale on both Amazon and Best Buy. The […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 15, 2016
Experts spotted a secret backdoor in Android phones that sends data to China

Experts at Kryptowire discovered a mobile phone firmware that transmitted personally identifiable information without user consent due to a backdoor. Security experts from Kryptowire firm have discovered a backdoor in the firmware installed on low-cost Android phones. The backdoor affects mobile phones from BLU Products that are available for sale on both Amazon and Best Buy. […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 09, 2016
Clickjacking Campaign exploits the European Cookie Law

Experts at MalwareBytes discovered a clickjacking campaign that tricks users into clicking on what looks like a legitimate European cookie law notification. Cyber criminals always exploit any opportunity to make profits, news of the day is they are abusing of the legitimate European Cookie Law notices in clever clickjacking campaign. The clickjacking campaign recently discovered […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 21, 2015
SilverPush technology tracks user habits with near-ultrasonic sounds

The SilverPush technology allows advertising firm to track user habits with near-ultrasonic sounds.How does it work? A few days ago, the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) warned that the Indian company SilverPush has developed a technology that allows adverts to ping inaudible commands to mobile devices. SilverPush has issued also an SDK that could […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 29, 2015
Google Chrome will freeze Flash content and ads from Sept 1st

Starting from September 1st, 2015, Google will disable Flash’s ability to auto-play in its Chrome browser. What will change for advertisers? Google is going to disable Flash’s ability to auto-play in Chrome, the change will be introduced starting from September 1, 2015. Since this date, non-important Flash files will need explicit user’active to play in the browser. […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 27, 2015
Advertising hijacking made by Invisible rogue mobile apps are wasting petabytes of data a day

Mobile Malware is growing and crooks are targeting the advertising industry to redirect users to ad pages in a sort of Advertising hijacking. Mobile Malware is growing and crooks are targeting the advertising industry with malicious codes able to redirect users to ad pages, this practice is known as Advertising hijacking. These “rogue mobile apps” […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 21, 2015
Google Ads will pass to be fully encrypted

Google is improving its services, last decision it related to the Ads, the company takes a step towards by deployeng “HTTPS Everywhere”. Another good step, coming from google involving encryption. As you may remember Google started to encrypt back in 2008, when Gmail started to use HTTPS. Since 2008, Google has done a remarkable work […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 05, 2015
Drones spying on cell phones for Advertizing campaigns

The Singapore-based company AdNear is using a fleet of commercial drones to determine users’ location and deliver hyper-targeted ads. Drones that spy on unaware people, a nightmare come true, apparently nothing new considering that it is a common practice of law enforcement and Intelligence agency. The bad news is that also a few advertising companies are also […]