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Pierluigi Paganini February 09, 2015
WhatsSpy Public tool can spy on Whatsapp users

WhatsSpy Public is a web-based tool that could allow an attacker to access Whatsapp user information related to his activity. WhatsSpy Public is a web-based tool created by Maikel Zweerink that can trace the moves of a WhatsApp user. WhatsSpy is able to display user information in a friendly dashboard that includes events being displayed […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 01, 2014
Crashing WhatsApp by sending a specially crafted message

Indian researchers have discovered a flaw in WhatsApp that allows anyone to remotely crash the popular mobile app by sending a specially crafted message. A “nice” vulnerability has been discovered in the popular messaging app WhatsApp that could be exploited by an attacker to remotely crash the mobile app just by sending a specially crafted message. The […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 22, 2014
POC – Hacking any eBay Account

THN disclosed details of a critical flaw discovered by the Egyptian researcher ‘Yasser H. Ali’ four months ago, which could be used to hack any eBay account. The Egyptian security researcher ‘Yasser H. Ali’ four months ago reported to the team of the The Hacker News portal a critical vulnerability in eBay system which could be used by […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 24, 2014
A new series of critical eBay vulnerabilities still menaces 145M users

Security experts have discovered three new critical eBay vulnerabilities, the privacy and data of more than 145 million users is still at risk. Just a few days after the disclosure of a major data breach at eBay, in the Internet is circulating the news of three new critical eBay vulnerabilities in the company website. eBay admitted […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 16, 2014
Intelligence could exploit Whatsapp bug to track users location

A group of researchers discovered a vulnerability in WhatsApp “Location Share” feature which exposes user’s location to the attackers. Security issues related to WhatsApp application are not a novelty, so popular application are continuously targeted by hackers and security experts that search for vulnerabilities to exploit. Early 2014 experts at Praetorian have been conducting the Project Neptune to […]