Pierluigi Paganini November 07, 2022
UK NCSC govt agency is scanning the Internet for flawed devices in the UK

The UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) announced that is scanning all Internet-exposed devices hosted in the UK for vulnerabilities. The United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is scanning all Internet-exposed devices hosted in the United Kingdom for vulnerabilities. The UK agency aims at secure these devices reporting the discovered vulnerabilities to their owners. […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 20, 2022
Internet disruptions observed as Russia targets critical infrastructure in Ukraine

While the Russian army is conducting coordinated missile and drone strikes in Ukraine experts observed Internet disruptions in the country. Starting on the morning of Monday, October 10, the Russian army is targeting several cities in Ukraine with coordinated missile and drone strikes. The escalation is a retaliation for the bombing of a bridge connecting […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 12, 2021
Internet disruption in Russia coincided with the introduction of restrictions

Experts at the NetBlocks Internet Observatory observed this week a temporary disruption of internet service in Russia due to new restrictions. On Wednesday 10 March 2021, researchers from Network data from the NetBlocks Internet Observatory observed the disruption of internet service provided by the Russian operator Rostelecom. The partial disruption of the service coincided with […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 10, 2020

The list of sites blocked in MYANMAR includes many websites that did not fall under the categories adult content or fake news Original post at: In March 2020, The Ministry of Telecommunications (MoTC) issued a directive to all operators in Myanmar with a secret list of 230 sites to be blocked due to the nature of the content; […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 09, 2020
Massive DDoS attack brought down 25% Iranian Internet connectivity

Iran comes under cyber-attack again, a massive offensive brought down a large portion of the Iranian access to the Internet. Iran infrastructures are under attack, a massive cyberattack brought down a large portion of the Iranian access to the Internet, according to the experts the national connectivity fell to 75%. The NetBlocks internet observatory, which […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 14, 2019
Flaws in HTTP/2 implementations expose servers to DoS attacks

Experts at Netflix and Google discovered eight denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerabilities affecting various HTTP/2 implementations. Researchers from Netflix and Google discovered eight denial-of-service (DoS) flaws affecting various HTTP/2 implementations. Some of the flawed implementations belong to tech giants such as Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft. The security flaws affect the most popular web server software, including […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 08, 2019
Recently a large chunk of European mobile traffic was rerouted through China Telecom

On June 6, for more than two hours China Telecom re-routed through its infrastructure a large chunk of European mobile traffic. In November security researchers Chris C. Demchak and Yuval Shavitt published a paper that detailed how China Telecom has been misdirecting Internet traffic through China over the past years. The experts speculate that they were […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 25, 2019
ICANN warns of large-scale attacks on Internet infrastructure

Large-scale attacks are threatening the global Internet infrastructure, the alarm was launched by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). After an emergency meeting, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) confirmed that the global Internet infrastructure is facing large-scale attacks. ICANN warns of “an ongoing and significant risk” to key […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 19, 2018
Deprecating TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 … kill them now!

The Internet-Draft document if approved formally deprecates Transport Layer Security versions 1.0 (TLS 1.0) [RFC2246] and 1.1 (TLS 1.1) [RFC4346]. In March, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) finally announced the approval of TLS 1.3, the new version of the Transport Layer Security traffic encryption protocol. It was a long journey, the IETF has been analyzing proposals for TLS 1.3 since April 2014, the […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 17, 2018
Effective Tips for Internet Safety for Kids You Must Read

Online safety for your kids is very important.  However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it needs to be hard work. The key thing is to learn how to get parental controls set up properly so that you won’t have to worry as much about online safety when your kids start to use the internet for […]