Pierluigi Paganini April 11, 2016
Researchers devised a reCaptcha breaking system effective against Google and Facebook

A group of boffins discovered vulnerabilities in the reCaptcha systems of Google and Facebook and devised an attack method. The security experts Suphannee Sivakorn, Iasonas Polakis, and Angelos D. Keromytis have devised an attack technique against Facebook and Google reCaptcha. The boffins from the Department of Computer Science at Columbia University have discovered security vulnerabilities […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 03, 2016
CloudFlare considers 94 percent of the Tor traffic as “per se malicious”

Experts at CloudFlare revealed that 94 percent of the Tor traffic they see is “per se malicious,” but Tor Project opposes it. The experts from the Content delivery network (CDN) CloudFlare revealed that 94 percent of the Tor traffic they ordinary see is “malicious.” It is not a mystery that Tor is becoming a favored tool of cyber […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 18, 2014
Profiling hacking for hire services offered in the underground

Security expert Dancho Danchev profiled hacking for hire services offered in the underground, providing an indication of their prices. In the past we have already analyzed the diffusion in the underground of hacking for hire services, a term coined to define the sale of hacking services made by cyber criminals for a limited period of time. Surfing […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 17, 2013
A vBulletin exploit used to hack thousands of websites

Security firm Imperva revealed that more than 35000 websites based on vBulletin CMS have been hacked exploiting a known vulnerability. Security experts warn of a massive attack against web sites that exploits  security flaw sites powered by the forum software vBulletin. On August vBullettin authors warned on “Potential vBulletin Exploit (vBulletin 4.1+, vBulletin 5+)”. The exploits […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 05, 2013
Man In The Browser attacks scare banking world

The majority of financial service professionals considers Man In The Browser as the greatest threat to online banking, cybercrime increases its use. Man In The Browser attack, DDoS attacks, phishing are most insidious cyber threats against banking institutions. Last statistics proposed by principal security firms confirm that online banking is considered a lucrative business for […]