Pierluigi Paganini December 11, 2011
India The blurred line between defense and cyber censorship

In this article I wish to bring to your attention what I regard as gross contradiction of a nation whose people I admire for their professionalism and dedication to work, India. In my previous article¬†‚ÄúCyber India‚ÄĚ lights and shadows of the country full of contradictions¬†I presented a picture of the nation in terms of cyberwarfare, […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 07, 2011
The utopian privacy

Are you able to imagine a world in which everybody is free to communicate without being intercepted, spied on, tracked? Have you ever dreamt, reading sad and bad news pages on the censure of many governments, a world where the concept of freedom of thought has been materialized? In recent decades we have witnessed radical […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 05, 2011
‚ÄúCyber India‚ÄĚ lights and shadows of the country full of contradictions

The¬†Economy of India¬†is the¬†ninth largest¬†in the world by¬†nominal GDP¬†and the¬†fourth largest¬†by¬†purchasing power parity¬†(PPP). The country is a part of the¬†G-20 major economies, Goldman Sachs predicts that “from 2007 to 2020, India‚Äôs GDP per capita in US$ terms will quadruple”, and that the Indian economy will surpass the United States (in US$) by 2043, this are […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 04, 2011
Stuxnet, Duqu & Conficker, a new generation of cyber weapons … even “without a father”

Cyber warfare expert John Bumgarner claims that the Stuxnet and Duqu virus have been active for much longer than previously suspected, he says that they are active in different variant since 2006. Precisely he claims that the Stuxnet computer virus is linked to Conficker, a mysterious “worm” that surfaced in late 2008 and infected millions […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 02, 2011
Social Network Poisoning … they want to spy on us, we evade

Social Network Poisoning term refers the effect produced by the application of methods designed to make unreliable the knowledge related to a profile and its relationships. “Be¬†Social”¬†is the imperative¬†of the last¬†years.¬†We live¬†alternative lives,¬†we have¬†dense networks¬†of relationships, we feel¬†the irrepressible¬†urge to be¬†part of a group,¬†to fill¬†the void that¬†we carry within.¬†But this¬†human propensity¬†to aggregation¬†is now¬†the foundation¬†of the […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 02, 2011
Assange, Spy Files and uncomfortable truths

If we talk about security which could be our worst nightmare? My answer is “to be vulnerable in every moment of our day, whatever we are doing and wherever we are” How could this happen? Imagine that someone has installed an app on our phones, and he is able to stalk us, to know our […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 27, 2011
E-Corruption … “who controls the controller?”

The¬†control of information¬†is the¬†main concern¬†of¬†Governments.¬†More or¬†less declared¬†the major players¬†of a¬†precarious¬†global economy¬†have implemented¬†digital surveillance¬†systems, from India to China, passing Russia and USA. The¬†crucial point is¬†the legality¬†of these¬†actions¬†conducted ¬†by Intelligence¬†Agencies in the name¬†of Nations Security abusing the rights of¬†citizens. ¬†To this¬†we must consider another ¬†significant issue¬†, the corruption. ¬†Corruption has no Country and is a cross problem […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 25, 2011
ISP can’t be forced to filter transmissions inherent in copyright-infringing content

In recent months it has had discussions about the possibility of blocking sites that somehow support the distribution of pirated software. How to identify these sites? How to find and block communications to the final users. The role of the ISPs is fundamental because it was asked them to monitor the traffic of their customers […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 21, 2011
Hacking satellites

In a few days we have heard of a couple of satellite attacks by hackers meanwhile surfing on the web I came across more than one occasion in satellite photos reporting strange structures that we asked the real intended use. The successful attacks occurred in 2007 and 2008. The more serious of the two happened […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 19, 2011
The business of Censorship. Golden Shield Project, but not only …

““If you¬†open¬†the¬†window¬†for¬†fresh air, ¬†you have to expect some flies to blow in”¬†this¬†is the Deng Xiaoping‚Äôs phrase, which summarizes¬†the essence¬†of the “Golden¬†Shield Project” also Known¬†as the “Great Firewall of¬†China”.¬†The project¬†is related¬†to the development of¬†the most¬†efficient system¬†of censorship¬†and surveillance¬†in the world of the People’sRepublic of China. The project was started¬†in 1998¬†and¬†officially began¬†in 2003¬†driven by the¬†government¬†to operate¬†the control¬†of […]