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Pierluigi Paganini January 16, 2012
India, inadequate laws, wrong policies and the hazard of regression

India, a nation technologically advanced, of which we have so much discussed in recent weeks. We have discussed about the interference of its government obsessed with desire to control private citizens, and every company operating in the domestic market. All is started with the Symantec case, the well-known manufacturer of security systems, victim of an […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 10, 2012
North Korea, why too many see it as a cyber threat?

In the recent years we have seen increasing attention from governments in the presidium of the cyber space. The concept of cyber warfare has become reality with the materialization of new threats that can strike unpredictably with a real destructive power like conventional weapons. In a period of radical changes are narrow new alliances and […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 09, 2012
Rim, Nokia and Apple. Monitoring, interferences and violated privacy

What I want to discuss today is the interference of governments in what should be the private business and what are the consequences of an attitude so invasive. The news of this hour is that Nokia, RIM and Apple have provided to the Indian government, particularly its militia, a backdoor that provides the ability to control […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 06, 2012
The nightmare backdoor , reflections on the case Huawei

Just at this time I came across an interesting discussion proposed by a colleague on the possible presence of a backdoor in the devices of Huawei company. The news in itself is terrifying, even if it is discussed for years. The presence of a backdoor once again raises the issue of qualification of the hardware, […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 03, 2012
The strategic importance of censorship in search engines

Every day, billions of people making an unimaginable number of searches through search engines. Complex algorithms seek to recover in the shortest possible time and with greater sorrowfulness the requested information. We may venture that a good 80% of Internet users interact with the web through these powerful applications. But the engines are much more, […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 02, 2012
A Distributed Satellite Ground Station Network for internet freedom

The news that I desire to discuss with you is the will to put into orbit a satellite system to combat new forms of censorship. The project is certainly ambitious and effective, an hacker group has decided to launch a series of satellites for the composition of an alternative communication platform that would be used […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 31, 2011
The power of social networks

For years now we live with the confirmation of the importance of social networks and their impact on daily life. As with any other subject there are many and conflicting opinions on what is considered a social revolution. Millions, billions of people who daily exchange thoughts, opinions, images, emotions, anything that makes us feel alive […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 29, 2011
GSM mobile … the insecure network

The latest discovered vulnerability in GSM ( Global System for Mobile) technology is worrying many telecom operators of several countries due to their impact on an audience of billions users. Some experts in the Security Research Labs in Berlin have shown how to get the remote control of mobile phones to send SMS and make calls. […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 28, 2011
Iran threat … are we close to the conflict?

These days, there are countless news regarding the Iranian government and its ability to pursue its objectives of a cyber strategy. Winds of war, many swear that the next conflict could involve the much disputed nation. That something has changed in recent weeks is palpable, the Tehran government has used more than one occasion events […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 25, 2011
Israeli spy gear sent to Iran via Denmark, the dirty trade

Today I will discuss with you about the news that I was very impressed regarding the sale of a internet traffic monitoring system sold by an Israeli company to the Iranian government. The sold system is the “NetEnforcer” and was sold through the intermediary of a Danish company RanTek A / S. NetEnforcer bandwidth management devices provide […]