Google released a new Devices and Activity Dashboard, along with a new security wizard for Google for Work accounts.
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Google has released Chrome 39, fixing 42 security vulnerabilities and removing support for the fallback to SSLv3, the component that was the target of the POODLE attack revealed last month.
Google today released to open source security scanning tool called Firing Range, which is designed to test for cross-site scripting (XSS) and other vulnerabilities on a massive scale.
The last year has produced a rogues’ gallery of vulnerabilities in transport layer security implementations and new attacks on the key protocols, from Heartbleed to the Apple gotofail flaw to the recent POODLE attack. To help developers and security researchers identify applications that are vulnerable to known SSL/TLS attacks and configuration problems, Google is releasing a[…]
A new study examines how many device owners choose to leave their phones locked versus unlocked – and why.
Google is working on a new system that enables the company to collect randomized information about the way that users are affected by unwanted software on their machines, without gathering identifying data about the users. The system is known as RAPPOR (Randomized Aggregatable Privacy-Preserving Ordinal Response) and Google currently is testing it in Chrome. The[…]
Google is introducing an improved two-factor authentication system for Gmail and its other services that uses a tiny hardware token that will only work on legitimate Google sites.
With details of the new POODLE attack on SSLv3 now public, browser vendors are in the process of planning how they’re going to address the issue in their products in a way that doesn’t break the Internet for millions of users but still provides protection.
Google updates its Chrome browser on a very aggressive timeline, often a couple of times a month. Usually, each update includes a handful of security fixes, maybe 12 or 15. On Tuesday, the company released Chrome 38, which patched a staggering 159 vulnerabilities. The huge majority of those patches–113 of them–fix minor vulnerabilities in the[…]
The changes that both Google and Apple have made to their mobile operating systems to encrypt the data on users’ devices have generated praise from the security and privacy communities and vitriol and criticism from the law enforcement and political worlds in equal measure.