Pierluigi Paganini September 10, 2021
Experts confirmed that the networks of the United Nations were hacked earlier this year

The United Nations this week confirmed that its computer networks were hit by a cyberattack earlier this year, as first reported by Bloomberg. The United Nations on Thursday confirmed that its computer networks were hit by a cyberattack earlier this year. “We can confirm that unknown attackers were able to breach parts of the United […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 15, 2016
Security experts released an anti-reconnaissance tool dubbed NetCease

A Microsoft security duo released a new tool dubbed NetCease designed to make hard for attackers to conduct reconnaissance. Microsoft experts have released a tool dubbed NetCease that was designed to make hard reconnaissance activities of hackers. The NetCease tool was developed by two researchers of the Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) research team, Itai Grady and Tal Be’ery. The […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 15, 2013
Self-censorship – Facebook monitors everything users type and not publish

Do users know that Facebook analyzes everything they type and not publish (self-censorship content)? Why Facebook does not consider it a privacy violation? Recent revelations on the NSA surveillance programs have raised many questions in user’s mind on the real roles of companies such as Facebook and Google, how do they manage users’ data and […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 23, 2013
Facebook vulnerability allows to view hidden Facebook Friend List

Researcher Irene Abezgauz  from the Quotium Seeker Research Center discovered a Facebook flaw that allows anyone to see a profile’s private friend list. Facebook is the privileged target for hackers and cybercriminals, the popular social network is a mine of data that could be used to acquire information on a specific target or to conduct […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 09, 2013
Search engines reconnaissance – The magic weapons

Search engines are formidable tools for reconnaissance, Google Hacking is essential knowledge for professionals searching for website vulnerabilities. Search engines are powerful tools for attackers that need to conduct passive reconnaissance, their use could help to gather information on the target network organization, application used and related vulnerabilities, sensitive documents and info on company personnel. […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 29, 2013
Business Intelligence – Intro to reconnaissance

Exploring the Business Intelligence module proposed by the online course of the Hacker Academy – Intro to reconnaissance phase for a penetration testing. One of the most important components of the reconnaissance process in pen testing activity is the business intelligence. Once chosen the target it is important to gather business information on it before […]