Pierluigi Paganini May 11, 2021
Researcher hacked Apple AirTag two weeks after its launch

Apple AirTag has been launched less than two weeks ago, but a security researcher already claims to have hacked them.  The Apple AirTag has been available for just a couple of weeks and hacking community is already working on it to demonstrate that how to compromise it. “The German security researcher Stack Smashing tweeted today (via The 8-bit) that […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 02, 2019
CVE-2019-2114 flaw allows hackers to plant malware on Android devices via NFC beaming

A vulnerability affecting devices running Andoid 8 (Oreo) or later, tracked as CVE-2019-2114, could be exploited by hackers to infect them via NFC beaming. Google has recently released a patch to address a vulnerability affecting devices running Android 8 (Oreo) or later, tracked as CVE-2019-2114, that could be exploited to infect nearby phones via NFC […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 16, 2019
Approaching the Reverse Engineering of a RFID/NFC Vending Machine

Security expert Pasquale Fiorillo demonstrates how to hack n RFID/NFC Vending Machine. The affected vendor did not answer to my responsible disclosure request, so I’m here to disclose this “hack” without revealing the name of the vendor itself. The target vending machine uses an insecure NFC Card, MIFARE Classic 1k, that has been affected by multiple […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 25, 2017
32M is about to become the first in the US to implant a microchip to employees volunteers

The Wisconsin company Three Square Market (32M) is about to become the first in the U.S. to implant microchip to its voluntary employees. In April 2015, the security researcher Seth Wahl implanted an NFC Chip in his hand to bypass security scanners in a high-security environment and exploit Android mobile devices. Wahle used the NFC chip […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 09, 2015
NFC attack can steal your credit card information

Crooks are using the NFC capability of Android smartphone to steal your credit card data, two researchers presented the PoC at the HITB. Crooks are using the NFC capability of Android smartphone to steal your credit card data, it’s scaring but true. But first let’s introduce the Near field communication (NFC) as “a set of […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 18, 2015
Is Bio hacking a security risk? The future is now!

Bio hacking – technology and humans have never been so close, they complement each other. But what are the security and privacy risks? IS BIOHACKING A SECURITY RISK? Imagine a world where our day to day activities like door locking, supermarket purchases, credit card swipes and smartphone usage are replaced by just one chip embedded […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 11, 2014
Smartwatch Hacked, how to access data exchanged with Smartphone

Security experts at BitDefender demonstrated how is possible to access data exchanged between a smartwatch and a smartphone via Bluetooth. The paradigm of Internet of Things is influencing modern society and the way it approaches the technology in everyday life. An impressive amount of Intelligent devices surround us, but often we ignore the repercussion in term of security and privacy. […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 25, 2014
Hacking RFID payment smart cards with an Android App

TrendMicro explained the mechanisms behind the hacking of RFID payment smartcards, explained how to do it with an Android App. Security experts recently spotted an Android app used to hack the NFC based electronic payment system used in Chile, the “Tarjeta BIP!”. The malicious Android app detected as ANDROIDOS_STIP.A was designed to attack NFC devices and distributed online through forums and blogs. […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 23, 2014
Hackers have violated ticketing system based on NFC in Chile

Unknowns have hacked the NFC based electronic payment system used in Chile, the “Tarjeta BIP!”, spreading an Android hack that allows users to re-charge cards for free In Chile NFC electronic payment is already a reality, “Tarjeta BIP!” is the name of the payment system used to pay for public transportation with users’ smartphones that support the standard. […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 12, 2014
Xiaomi smartphones can steal bank card data via NFC

Chinese woman accidentally discovered that its Xiaomi smartphone has the capability to steal bank card data via near field communication. A report issued by the Nanjing-based Yangtse Evening News states that smartphones produced by Chinese Xiaomi are able to steal bank card data from wireless connections. Rumors reports that a woman from Nanjing has revealed to the newspaper that her new Xiaomi smartphone managed […]