Pierluigi Paganini December 29, 2014
Gmail service has been blocked in China

Gmail has been blocked in China, experts speculated that the Chinese Government used the China’s Great Firewall to interfere with the email service. Bad news for Chinese Gmail users, the popular email service offered by Google was blocked in China. Anti-censorship and privacy advocates speculated on filtering activity operated by the national Great Firewall system. According to the freedom […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 15, 2014
LogDog Internet Security Survey – November 2014

Mobile developers behind the Logdog app have conducted a rapid survey to analyze the trend in the hacking of accounts for the principal web services. A few weeks ago I was contacted by LogDog, a company that has developed is free protection app from hacking attacks and identity theft, the developer asked me to try the […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 01, 2014
Bad actors are using Gmail Drafts to control their bots

Security company Shape Security discovered a new strain of malware which is exploiting Gmail service as a communication channel with control server. Security experts at Shape Security announced to have found a new strain of malware that implements a smart technique to communicate with command and control servers, the commands are hidden in unassuming Gmail drafts that are never even […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 22, 2014
Hacking Gmail mobile app with 92 percent success and many other applications

Researchers have developed a malware which exploits “a newly discovered public side channel” which allows the access to the shared memory statistics of an app’s process. Researchers have developed a proof-of-concept malware running on an Android OS that can silently syphon sensitive data from mobile apps on Android, iOS and Windows Phone with up to a 92% success rate. […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 12, 2014
Gmail App for iOS vulnerable to Man-in-the-Middle Attacks

Security experts at Lacoon discovered a vulnerability in the Gmail iOS app which enables a bad actor to perform a Man-in-the-Middle. Google Gmail application for iOS is exposed to risks of  Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attacks which allow bad actors to monitor encrypted email communications. An expert at mobile security firm Lacoon has discovered that version of Gmail […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 12, 2014
Gmail hacking, a mine of data for phishing and spam attacks

An Israeli researcher disclosed a Gmail vulnerability, fixed by Google, that exposes an indefinite number of Gmail addresses and business emails. Google company has fixed a critical vulnerability, disclosed by the Israeli researcher Oren Hafif,  that exposes an indefinite number of Gmail addresses. Technically the experts has discovered that it is possible to bruteforce a token […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 21, 2014
For Google it is time to encrypt all GMail connections

Google has announced to have adopted encrypt mechanisms for all Gmail connections to reply to the increasing demand of privacy of Internet users. Google decided to encrypt all Gmail connections to reply to the increasing demand of privacy of Internet users, all the links between its data centers will be encrypted. The surveillance programs disclosed by documents leaked […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 15, 2014
A sophisticated phishing scheme is targeting Google Docs Users

Security Researchers at Symantec detected a new Sophisticated Phishing Scam that is targeting the Google Docs Users with complex social engineering tricks. Phishing is still considerable as one of the major cyber threats, its impact on the IT industry is devastating considering that attackers are adopting new techniques even more sophisticated.  Principal security firms and CERTs […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 13, 2014
Samsung Galaxy backdoor allows files access on the mobile’s storage

Replicant developers Kocialkowski has discovered a backdoor inside Samsung Galaxy which allows file access on the mobile’s storage. Android is the open source operating system most diffused, but being an open project, there are many customized versions that run  on mobile devices. Almost every mobile phone manufacturer commercializes its devices with a version of the Android OS that […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 01, 2013
Syrian Electronic Army hacked White House employees personal emails

At least three White House employees personal Gmail accounts hacked by the popular group of hackers knows as Syrian Electronic Army (SEA). White House employees personal email hacked, it is happened to three staffers that suffered data breaches on their personal Gmail accounts. The source of intelligence revealed a link between this attack and the […]