January 2012 Cyber Attacks Timeline (Part 1)

Click here for part 2. New year, new Cyber Attacks Timeline. Let us start our Information Security Travel in 2012

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Fake Leaked Memos And Closed BackDoors

From an Information Security perspective this 2012 has begun with (too) many meaningful events, among which the most resounding so far, has been the alleged leak of portions of the source code belonging to several consumer and enterprise product by Symantec, a leading security vendor.... Read More

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One Year Of Lulz (Part II)

Christmas has just gone and here it is my personal way to wish you a Happy New Year: the second

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August 2011 Cyber Attacks Timeline

Here it is the complete list of Main Cyber Attacks for July: definitively it looks like the Dog Days did not stop the Cyber Attacks, which have been particularly numerous during August.... Read More

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August 2011 Cyber Attacks Timeline (Part I)

Update Sep 2: August 2011 Cyber Attacks Timeline (Complete List)... Read More

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Riot In Motion

As an (in)direct consequence of the London Riots, a crew of hackers called TeaMp0isoN has defaced the The Official BlackBerry Blog after RIM has indicated to assist London police, who are investigating the use of the messaging service in organizing riots, with a “very extensive monitoring of the BlackBerry Messenger model”.... Read More

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Phonarchy in the U.K.

It looks like that the Perfidious Albion is not what one should exactly define a Paradise for Mobile Security. Not only the echoes of the Scandal concerning “voicemail hacking” led the infamous tabloid News Of the World to close on Sunday, the 10th of July 2011, and Rebekah Brooks to resign as CEO of News International today; but also the flow of events has unexpectedly brought mobile security issues to the attention of a wider audience, no more confined to the sole and exclusive attention of information security professionals.... Read More

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Android Virtual Machine on RIM Tablet, A Security Concern?

The rumors were confirmed and at the end it looks like that the forthcoming RIM Tablet, named Playbook, will be able to run Android Applications. This will be possible thanks to an optional “app player” that will provide an application run-time environment for Android v2.3 code (no mention so far for Honeycomb), allowing users to download Android applications directly from BlackBerry App World and run them on their (future) BlackBerry PlayBook.... Read More

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Frutta Fuori Stagione

Si è da poco conclusa la Cansecwest, che ha ospitato al suo interno l’annuale contest Pwn2Own 2011, la sfida sponsorizzata da Tipping Point (ormai entrata nell’orbita del Titano HP) rivolta a trovare exploit nei browser e sistemi operativi mobili più diffusi.... Read More

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Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?

Purtroppo no. In questo momento sembra infatti che i sogni degli androidi siano più turbati dal malware che dalle pecore elettriche. Naturalmente i più abili avranno già indovinato il filo conduttore che unisce il titolo di questo post ad un notissimo film di fantascienza e alla sicurezza mobile: nelle ore in cui Google ritirava dal proprio Market le applicazioni infette dal Malware DroidDream, la Alcon Entertainment dichiarava di essere in trattativa per l’acquisto dei diritti di Blade Runner al fine di realizzarne un prequel. Per fortuna possiamo stare tranquilli perchè non verranno utilizzati per un remake (o reboot come si dice ora tra i più modaioli), ma per un prequel (e un sequel) sulla falsa riga di quanto Ridley Scott, visionario regista del film originale, sta realizzando per Alien, altro suo gioiello fantascientifico.... Read More

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