Pierluigi Paganini May 25, 2019
Snapchat staff used internal tools to spy on users

Snapchat internal staff has allegedly abused their role in the company to spy on Snapchat users using and internal tools and steal data. Snapchat is a multimedia messaging app that makes pictures, videos, and messages (snaps) available for a short time before they become inaccessible to their recipients. Initially, it was only allowing person-to-person photo sharing, but now […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 08, 2018
Snapchat source Code leaked after an iOS update exposed it

Hackers leaked the Snapchat source code on GitHub, after they attempted to contact the company for a reward. Hackers gained access to the source code of the frontend of Snapchat instant messaging app for iOS and leaked it on GitHub. A GitHub account associated with a person with the name Khaled Alshehri who claimed to […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 13, 2015
Facebook is testing Self-Destructing Messages for Messenger App

Facebook is testing a Self-Destructing Messages for its Messenger, at the moment the feature is available for some users in France. This is the silent war of the social media, now Facebook is planning to offer its users a Snapchat-like feature in its Messenger app, the company is implementing the Self-Destructing Messages. The new feature will allow Facebook […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 11, 2015
UK to ban messaging applications under a new law

In the UK hard times for messaging applications like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, the Investigatory Powers Bill, probably will pass in Autumn. We have already discussed the plan of the UK Government to ban principal messaging applications for security reason, the authorities fear that they could be exploited by terrorist groups as a communication channel. Early this […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 13, 2015
British Prime Minister wants to ban Online Messaging Apps including WhatsApp

Prime Minister Cameron said that the UK would pursue banning encrypted messaging apps if the Intelligence was not given access to the communications. At this historical moment, governments are facing increasingly dangerous cyber threats, but their activities are hampered by the large diffusion of encryption mechanisms. Following the Snowden‘s revelations, several IT firms like Google and Apple are […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 11, 2014
The Snappening, hundreds of thousands pictures leaked

The Snappening, hundreds of thousands of unaware users have had their personal Snapchat photos and videos public disclosed by hackers. The Fappening is considered my mass media one of most interesting case of privacy violation, four archives containing a numerous celebrities nude photos have been released in the last weeks … and many experts sustain that the […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 25, 2014
100 lines of code to Hack new Snapchat people verification

100 lines of code could hack new Snapchat people verification feature that displays nine images and requests new user to select the one containing a ghost. Snapchat is considered by many security experts a case study on how a lack of security by design could hit a large community of users impacting their privacy, a few […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 18, 2014
10 million Starbucks customers at risk for official iOS app flaw

Security researcher Daniel E. Wood discovered a vulnerability in the Starbucks official iOS app related to the insecure storage of user data. 10 million Starbucks customers who purchases drinks and food using their Smartphones are exposed to serious risk of data breach. This is yet another story in which a poor implementation of minimum security […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 03, 2014
Snapchat hack is reality, 4.6M usernames and Numbers exposed

Snapchat hack is reality, 4.6 million usernames and numbers exposed and publicly available on a specifically created domain Recently I posted an article on a couple of serious flaws in the popular photo messaging application Snapchat, Gibson Security revealed that using a couple of exploits known by the name The ‘Find Friends’ exploit and the ‘Bulk […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 28, 2013
Snapchat users menaced by a couple of malicious exploits

Gibson Security revealed that The ‘Find Friends’ exploit and the ‘Bulk Registration’ Exploit menace the security and privacy of million of Snapchat users. Gibson Security has recently published the details of a couple of SnapChat vulnerabilities which could be exploited by hackers respectively to massively disclose users and associated phone numbers, and enable the creation fake accounts. […]