The chief privacy officers of Microsoft, Facebook and Google today at RSA Conference discussed how their respective companies want to put more privacy controls in users’ hands.
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CERT researcher Will Dormann presented an update on his research looking at Android apps that fail to validate SSL; Google meanwhile, says it will get stricter with enforcement.
Google engineers have spent the last several years moving many of the company’s online services to encrypted links. Gmail is HTTPS by default, and Google search is done over SSL for much of the world. Now the company is working to move its ad-serving and ad-buying platforms to HTTPS, as well. Google’s ad networks are pervasive[…]
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso discuss the Windows HTTP.sys vulnerability, Google’s decision to turn off the NPAPI in Chrome and the voting machine security disaster in Virginia.
With the release of Chrome 42 this week, Google fixed more than 40 vulnerabilities. But the most significant security change in the new browser is Google’s decision to disable the NPAPI, essentially turning off plugins such as Java and Silverlight by default. The decision didn’t come out of nowhere. Google warned developers and users about it[…]
It’s an interesting time for certificate authorities. On the one hand, interest has never been higher in Web encryption, privacy and transport security, thanks to Edward Snowden. But on the other hand, the last few years has seen a steady stream of compromises of CAs, mis-issued certificates and other problems. CAs hold the security and[…]
When it was revealed late last month that a Chinese certificate authority had allowed an intermediate CA to issue unauthorized certificates for some Google domains, both Google and Mozilla reacted quickly and dropped trust in CNNIC altogether, Apple has kept the root certificates in its trusted store for both iOS and OSX. Apple on Wednesday released[…]
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso talk about Google’s decision to drop Chinese CA CNNIC from Chrome’s trust store, the scope of the malvertising threat and Verizon’s super cookie use.
Google’s first Android Security Report puts some hard data behind the effectiveness of the security enhancements it has put into the OS.
A Russian security researcher discovered that he could delete any video on YouTube by sending a simple POST request in YouTube’s Creator Studio.