Pierluigi Paganini March 12, 2017
Flaws in MAC address randomization implemented by vendors allow mobile tracking

Researchers devised a new attack method that can be leveraged to track mobile devices that rely on MAC address randomization mechanism. The MAC address is a unique and an hardcoded identifier assigned to a device’s network interface. This characteristic makes it an excellent tool for the tracking of the devices. A group of researchers from the U.S. Naval […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 05, 2016
Uber asks to track your location even when you’re not using the app

The last update for the Uber app raises great concerns because it asks to track users’ location even when they’ve been dropped off and exited the program. The last update of the Uber App allows it to track the passengers’ locations even when they have been dropped off and the application is running in the […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 29, 2015
Just $1400 to build an IMSI catcher like device to track phones

A group of researchers demonstrated that it is possible to build a Low-cost IMSI catcher for 4G/LTE networks to track phone locations. IMSI catcher for 4G/LTE networks are very expensive devices that allow tracking phone locations. Now a group of researchers has found a way to track devices using the latest LTE standard for mobile networks, but with a very […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 22, 2015
Fitbit trackers can be infected with a malware in just 10 seconds

A security expert conducted a series of tests on the Fitbit trackers discovering how they can be infected with a malware in just 10 seconds. The security researcher Axelle Apvrille revealed that infect Fitbit trackers with a malware is too easy. Axelle Apvrille has managed to infect FitBit Flex fitness tracker and uses them as infection […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 28, 2015
Marauder’s Map allows Tracking Facebook Friends with a Chrome extension

Marauder’s Map is the name of a Chrome extension developed by Aran Khanna to simply track Facebook users using Facebook Messanger data. A student from Cambridge, Aran Khanna, has developed a Chrome extension that allows tracking Facebook friends on map. The developer named the extension Marauder’s Map as the magical Marauder’s Map from the Harry Potter books that reveals all of […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 02, 2012
Thin line between advertising and violated privacy

We live in an information age in which contemporary society is like a sponge that produces and consumes extraordinary amounts of information, at this time the new power is the detention of the most data on whatever is around us. The technological processes of the last decade have influenced, as never before, the experience of […]