Pierluigi Paganini January 19, 2022
UK NCSC shares guidance for organizations to secure their communications with customers

UK NCSC has published new guidance for organizations to secure their communications with customers via SMS or phone calls. UK’s National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) has published new guidance for organizations for combatting telephone and SMS fraud. This guide aims at protecting their customers from fraudulent activities, while also ensuring that their SMS and telephone […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 15, 2016
Hacking Facebook Accounts with just a phone number through the SS7 protocol

Hacking Facebook Accounts with just a phone number is possible, experts from Positive Technologies demonstrated it exploiting flaws in the SS7 protocol. Hacking Facebook accounts by knowing phone numbers it is possible, a group of researchers from Positive Technologies demonstrated it. “Researchers have proven just that by taking control of a Facebook account with only a phone number […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 31, 2014
Hacking 4G USB modems and SIM Card via SMS

A group of experts managed to uncover USB modem vulnerabilities that allow a potential attacker to gain full control of the connected system. A team of researchers at Positive Technologies conducted a study on how to compromise USB modems and attack SIM cards via SMS over 4G networks at the PacSec and Chaos Computer Club […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 26, 2014
Koler Android Ransomware spread itself via SMS messages

The security firm AdaptiveMobile has discovered a new variant of Koler ransomware is capable of self-replication via SMS messages. A new strain of the Koler Android ransomware is threatening the mobile industry, the new variant spreads itself via SMSs and holds the victim’s device phone hostage until a ransom is paid. The Koler ransomware were detected by experts […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 29, 2014
Selfmite, the rare Android worm which spreads itself by sending SMS

Experts at AdaptiveMobile discovered a rare Android SMS worm dubbed Selfmite which spreads itself by sending SMS including a malicious link to the contact list. Security researchers at AdaptiveMobile have discovered a rare Android malware dubbed Selfmite that propagates via SMS text messages, the worm in fact sends malicious links to 20 contacts present in the device owner’s address book. Selfmite […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 26, 2014
How to rob ATMs with a couple of SMS messages

Symantec experts demonstrated how to rob ATMs using a mobile device and sending a couple of SMS. Cybercriminals are increasing sophistication of attacks. What will happen after that Microsoft will stop supporting the Windows XP operating system on 8th April? The question was approached by numerous security experts on different media. The impact could be […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 31, 2014
Lack of auth in 3G/4G USB modems exposes control panels to hackers

Andreas Lindh has discovered serious vulnerabilities in an unknown number of 3G/4G USB modems that can be exploited by attackers for spear phishing attacks.  The researcher Andreas Lindh has discovered serious vulnerabilities in an unknown number of 3G and 4G USB modems that can be exploited by attackers to steal user’s credential. The expert has found a Cross Site […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 19, 2013
Short Password Reset code vulnerability allows hackers to brute-force many websites

Indian hacker reported a Short Password Reset code vulnerability that could allow attackers to brute-force many high profile websites not protected by CAPTCHA verification system. Yesterday we received a vulnerability report in web applications from some unknown Indian Hacker who explained that how Hackers are hijacking Mobile recharge and Free SMS service related websites. He […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 18, 2013
USB Internet Modems vulnerability exposes Millions of PCs

The Indian security expert ‘Rahul Sasi’ found a USB Internet Modems vulnerability that could allow to gain Meterpreter shell or  full access to the victim just sending an SMS. The Indian Security expert ‘Rahul Sasi‘ announced to have found a USB Internet Modems vulnerability that could allow an attacker to execute malicious code remotely simply sending an SMS […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 27, 2013
Facebook hacked with an SMS, excellent the bug management

The hacker “fin1te”  revealed that Facebook account was hackable within a minute simply with an SMS. Excellent the bug management in the Bug Bounty program. Facebook hacked again, this time hackers have done it without using any other malicious code neither user interaction. UK based Security Researcher, “fin1te” revealed that attack could compromise any Facebook […]