Pierluigi Paganini November 12, 2015
Snooping Samsung S6 calls with bogus base stations

A duo of security researchers, Daniel Komaromy of San Francisco and Nico Golde of Berlin, demonstrated how to intercept calls using bogus base stations. PacSec Modern Samsung devices, including the last generation Samsung S6, S6 Edge and Note 4, are vulnerable to phone eavesdropping. A duo of experts, Daniel Komaromy of San Francisco and Nico […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 21, 2015
Crooks stole €600,000 in MitM attacks on EMV Cards

A group of French researchers discovered how Fraudsters Stole nearly $680,000 Via MitM Attack on EMV Cards. On October 1st, EMV (Europay, MasterCard, Visa) cards have been introduced in the US to improve the security of payment card holders. EMV cards, also known as chip-and-PIN cards, rely on a cryptographic chip to improve security of banking transaction and avoid […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 12, 2015
Apple has several apps from the official iOS App Store

Apple has removed mobile apps from the iOS Apple store that are installing root CA certificates that enable traffic to be intercepted. Apple has pulled several apps out from the official iOS App Store over SSL/TLS security concerns, this means that the security issues could allow threat actors to compromise encrypted connections between the servers […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 25, 2015
Samsung smart fridge opens Gmail login to hack

At the recent DEF CON hacking conference penetration testers demonstrated that  Samsung smart fridge leaves Gmail logins open to attack. Once again Internet of Things raises security concerns, this time security researchers have discovered a way to steal users’ Gmail credentials from a Samsung smart fridge. At the recent DEF CON hacking conference, they presented a […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 20, 2015
Internal emails reveal Hacking Team is working on a weaponized spying drone

Experts who are analyzing the Hacking Team internal emails discovered that the firm is working on the development of a weaponized drone. Security experts are continuing to dig the leaked internal emails from the Hacking Team, last revelation is related to the development of an unmanned aerial vehicle with the ability to run cyber attacks […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 21, 2015
A large number of websites and web services affected by the LogJam TLS flaw

Researchers have discovered a new  TLS vulnerability dubbed LogJam that open a large number of online services to cyber attacks. Logjam is the name assigned to a new vulnerability that affects the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol putting a large number of online services at risk. Logjam vulnerability can be triggered through man-in-the-middle (MitM) attacks to […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 26, 2015
Dark Web Email Service SIGAINT hacked by the Intelligence

The Dark Web email service SIGAINT suffered a major attack that involved 70  exit nodes, a circumstance that suggests Government operation. Law enforcement and Intelligence agencies are always involved in the infiltration of Darknets and related services with the primary intent to monitor bad actors and de-anonymize users. The Tor-Based Dark Web Email Service SIGAINT is one […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 11, 2015
Great Cannon, the powerful Chinese hacking platform

Researchers uncovered the Great Cannon, a powerful hacking tool, used by the Chinese Government to run MITM attacks, that was used also against GitHub. The researchers from the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Toronto have uncovered a powerful weapon of the Chinese Government cyber arsenal, dubbed the Great Cannon, used to […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 28, 2015
A critical MiTM flaw in AFNetworking iOS, OS X framework was fixed

Security experts at Minded Security firm have recently discovered a flaw in the popular networking library for iOS and OS X AFNetworking. The researchers Simone Bovi and Mauro Gentile at the security firm Minded Security discovered a flaw in the popular networking library for iOS and OS X AFNetworking. The researchers found the flaw while were […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 24, 2015
Chinese CA issued bogus digital certificates for Google domains

Google security team has recently discovered and blocked fraudulent digital certificates issued for several Google domains by a Chinese CA. On March 20, Google security team has discovered and blocked fraudulent digital certificates issued for several Google domains. The investigation revealed that a Chinese certificate authority was using an intermediate CA, MCS Holdings, that issued the bogus […]