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Spearphishing: One every five users falls in the trap

Social Engineering is the most important strategy for infection with malware today. Moreover, massive use of mails can reach a lot of victims at a time, since you don’t need talented hackers for that and they just address tons of users at once. In this scenario, traditional training methods with teachers and posters are not very effective, and, even, three months after training, there is no more difference in the user’s reaction to phishing mails.

These are some of the main topics highlighted in the article Spearphishing: Jeder Fünfte geht in die Falle (One every five users falls in the trap), published on heise Security on November, 22nd 2014, which reports the talk held by Enrico Frumento and Roberto Puricelli of CEFRIEL at DeepSec 2014, the prestigious international Conference on information security.

An innovative and comprehensive framework for Social Driven Vulnerability Assessment, the detailed CEFRIEL presentation at DeepSec 2014.

Understanding Net Neutrality and avoiding errors

On of September 2014, Alfonso Fuggetta proposes a reflection on the Net Neutrality issue, hot topic for matter experts, media and telecommunications companies, and, more and more frequently, for citizens, consumer associations, market analysts, too.

In a situation of Net Neutrality, information transport over the Internet is not influenced by telecommunications providers, who basically deliver “bit packages” independently from their content or, better, from the packages originators and recipients.

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CEFRIEL is the new satellite of EIT ICT Labs for innovation in Milan

Starting May 2014 EIT ICT Labs has opened a new innovation centre in Italy in Milan, which works as a satellite of the Italian node based in Trento.The Milan Satellite, hosted on CEFRIEL premises, will work closely together with the Co-Location Centre of Trento and its strong partner network consisting of Italian excellences in ICT higher education, research and industry.

The affiliation of the CEFRIEL to the EIT ICT Labs”, comments Alfonso Fuggetta, CEO of CEFRIEL, “represents not only an important growth opportunity for the centre, but also helps to enrich and promote innovation activities of the EIT ICT Labs in Italy and strengthen international collaborations”.

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Urbanopoly is a mobile game based on Human Computation and Linked Data technologies, developed by CEFRIEL and Politecnico di Milano within the PlanetData Research Project, co-funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme. The game, available on Google Play’s app store, is free and optimized for Android smartphones, but can be also installed on Android tablets.

Read the interview to Irene Celino of CEFRIEL on “”.

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