In the two years since the details of the NSA’s deep penetration of the Internet infrastructure began to emerge, there has been a major movement afoot among Web companies to encrypt more and more of their resources and services. The latest large property to make this move is Reddit, which by the end of the[…]
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Google’s decision to limit its Android Security Rewards program to Nexus devices could have security consequences for non-Nexus device users.
Google today launched the Android Security Rewards program, a bug bounty for Android Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 devices.
A zero-day vulnerability has been disclosed in the popular Unity Web Player browser plugin. The flaw allows an attacker crossdomain access to websites and services using the victim’s credentials.
Google announced the availability of My Account, a new dashboard where users can manage and evaluate their privacy and security settings.
Today at Google I/O, the company announced a new system for Android that it hopes will urge developers to seek fewer excessive permissions for mobile applications.
The Internet knows a lot about you, including your mother’s maiden name, your favorite food, and what street your first pet grew up on. And, according to some new research from Google, attackers have a good chance of figuring those things out pretty easily, too. The security questions that Google and other companies ask users as[…]
There’s an easily exploitable vulnerability in the Android stock browser that enables an attacker to spoof the URL in the address bar and force a victim to visit a malicious site while believing he is visiting a benign one. Security researcher Rafay Baloch discovered the vulnerability and developed the technique for exploiting it. The problem[…]
A coalition of 150 tech companies and privacy champions sent a letter to President Obama urging him to reject any proposals mandating backdoor access to software and devices.
Google is rolling out a new policy that will force all Windows and Mac users to install Chrome extensions only from the Chrome Web store. The company last year began enforcing this policy for Windows users on the main, stable channel for Chrome. Google offers several different channels for Chrome users, depending upon their tolerance[…]