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Pierluigi Paganini August 13, 2018
Faxploit – Critical flaws potentially exposes millions of HP OfficeJet Printers to hack

A vulnerability in HP OfficeJet all-in-one inkjet printer can be exploited by attackers to gain control of the printer and use it as entry point into the network environment. A critical vulnerability potentially exposes millions of HP OfficeJet printers to hack, according to the experts at Check Point the attackers only need to send a […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 31, 2017
DEF CON Voting Village – Hackers easily pwned US voting machines

Hackers attending Def Con hacking conference were invited to hack into voting machines used in US past elections to assess their level of security. DEF CON 2017 –  Are voting systems secure? In August 2016, the FBI issued a “flash” alert to election officials across the country confirming that foreign hackers have compromised state election systems […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 27, 2017
DEF CON Talk Will Expose The Latest SMB Vulnerability SMBLoris

Security researchers at RiskSense have identified a 20-year-old Windows SMB vulnerability they are calling SMBloris, a DEF CON Talk Will Expose it. Server Message Block (SMB) has been a foundational piece of Microsoft Windows’ networking all the way back to the LAN Manager days, facilitating “shared access to files, printers and serial ports.” It is […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 14, 2016
DEF CON 2016 – Bluetooth-based smart locks easy to hack

Security Researchers demonstrated at the Def Con hacker conference how it is easy to open some Bluetooth-based smart locks. Last week security researchers Ben Ramsey and Anthony Rose of Merculite Security demonstrated at the Def Con conference how it is easy to open some Bluetooth-based smart locks. The duo analyzed 16 smart locks from companies […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 02, 2015
ProxyHam, a killer application to protect online anonymity

ProxyHam is a hardware device designed by a group of researchers to allow anonymous connections to Wi-Fi from about 2.5 Miles away. Security researcher Benjamin Caudill has designed a device that allows to keep anonymous users online experience, an amazing system for the anonymity of whistleblowers, journalists and dissidents. Caudill named his device ProxyHam, it’s a “hardware […]