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Pierluigi Paganini January 09, 2014
LinkedIn – Surge of fake profiles and increment of illicit activities

LinkedIn company filed a complaint in San Francisco against unknown hackers responsible for the creation of an impressive amount of fake profiles. LinkedIn is considered the social network of professionals, its scope is to give the possibility to the users to build their network of business relationship, sharing content of interest and exchanging opinion and […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 09, 2013
Linkedin iOS app V 6_1_2 HTML message parsing vulnerability

LinkedIn iOS app parses HTML in the messages, and this can be used to phish for credentials or be escalated into a full blown attack. Senior CyberSecurity Specialist Zouheir Abdallah @ZuZ  (Twitter handle), has publicly and responsibly disclosed a vulnerability in LinkedIn’s mobile app. Zouheir is known for reporting a serious vulnerability in DropBox’s 2 Factor […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 01, 2013
I don’t like – Facebook Clickjacking and track screen cursors

A misleading script to increase the number of “I like” and an invasive technology to track screen cursors are threatening the Facebook users. The social media are money machines, the interest of private companies, governments and cybercrime are increasing exponentially. Security experts are observing an alarming trend, a growing number of subjects are spending a […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 29, 2013
Social media and digital identity. Prevention and incident response

The hack of a social media account is a common incident that could have a serious impact of our digital identity. How to prevent it? What to do in case of hack? Social media, cloud computing and mobile are technologies that most of all attract cybercriminals due their high penetration, exploiting this channels attackers could […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 26, 2013
LinkedIn Intro iOS app intercept user’s emails in iPhone and much more

LinkedIn launched LinkedIn Intro app for iOS to show LI profiles right inside the native iPhone mail client. Which is the effect on privacy and security? LinkedIn, like any other social media platform is a mine of information for internet users, due this reason the number of attacks against it are soaring. The principal social […]