Pierluigi Paganini July 20, 2022
Million of vehicles can be attacked via MiCODUS MV720 GPS Trackers

Multiple flaws in MiCODUS MV720 Global Positioning System (GPS) trackers shipped with over 1.5 million vehicles can allow hackers to remotely hack them. The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) published an advisory to warn of multiple security vulnerabilities in MiCODUS MV720 Global Positioning System (GPS) trackers which are used by over 1.5 million vehicles. An attacker […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 17, 2018
Researchers show how to manipulate road navigation systems with low-cost devices

Researchers have developed a tool that poses as GPS satellites to deceive nearby GPS receivers and manipulate road navigation systems. Researchers have developed a tool that poses as GPS satellites to deceive nearby GPS receivers. The kit could be used to deceive receivers used by navigation systems and suggest drivers the wrong direction. “we explore […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 07, 2017
Tips to Stay Secure on Summer Vacations

In the excitement of summer vacations, most of us forget to equip ourselves with the privacy tools and needed security measures. Yet, such flawed data security could ruin your vacations as the cyber goons always remain on work. Therefore, here we have listed some essential steps that are must to secure your sensitive information you […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 12, 2016
Information warfare – The Rise of the Cyber Offense

Information warfare – The development of cyber capabilities is strategic for any governments, computer systems and Internet of Things even more at risk. By the mid-1990’s the US intelligence agencies, especially the NSA, were beginning to wake up to a grim reality – the world was quickly becoming connected and the tools to connect that […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 29, 2016
Hacking NTP Servers from Long-Distance with low cost devices

A couple of experts demonstrated how to wirelessly change the time on NTP servers over long distances using an inexpensive equipment. The HACK IN THE BOX conference is a hotbed of interesting hacks,  today I will present you the results of a research conducted by the researchers Yuwei Zheng and Haoqi Shan from Qihoo360 firm that explained […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 14, 2015
Cybersecurity in the maritime industry, are our ports secure?

Maritime industry heavily depends on technology, a cyber attack against its infrastructure and systems could have dramatic consequences on our society. In a recent post, I talked about attacks targeting SCADA systems will increase, and our ports are among critical infrastructure that makes large use of such systems. Let’s consider that “almost 90% of the […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 09, 2015
GPS used to locate a gang using gas pump skimmers

Law enforcement identifies and located suspects members of a criminal organization that used gas pump skimmers, by using the GPS technology. The number of attacks against ATMs located in supermarkets and Gas pumps is constantly increasing, the crooks use credit and debit card skimmers that use different technologies to steal card data and steal them. Today […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 27, 2013
GPS vulnerability exploitable to control the route of a vessel

A GPS vulnerability could allow hackers and terrorists to hijack ships, drones and commercial airliners, the GPS expert Todd Humphreys demonstrated it. A GPS vulnerability could allow hackers and terrorists to hijack ships, drones and commercial airliners, the news represents a motivation of the greatest concerns for responsible for the national security of every country. […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 02, 2012
Drones vulnerable to hijacking, concerns on security and privacy

Last week a saw a satellite image taken by Google Earth related to a mysterious vehicle, apparently an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), parked at Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works facility in Palmdale, California. “Skunk Works” LM’s Advanced Development Program Facility is where some of the most futuristic and secret projects are developed. The image was dated […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 23, 2012
GPS Spoofing, old threat and new problems

For several years are known vulnerabilities of GPS systems, but the wide use of these technology in today’s society need a continuous reassessment of the risks we are exposed. The first report in which they were discussed threats to technology is known as the “Volpe Report” that describe which are the main reasons to consider […]