Google again has enhanced its Safe Browsing service with protection against deceptive embedded content.
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Google’s monthly Android Security Bulletin includes a patch for a critical flaw in the Broadcom Wi-Fi driver and another set of exploitable issues in Mediaserver.
Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook discuss the week in news, including the Linux zero day–how it was patched in Android, Twitter users who are still looking for answers, and bot fraud.
Google has patched Android against a critical Linux kernel vulnerability, and said the number of affected Android devices has been exaggerated.
Researchers at mobile security company Lookout found 13 malicious apps on Google Play that are related to the Brain Test malware family.
Google patched a critical vulnerability in Mediaserver, one of five patched in today’s monthly Android Nexus Security Bulletin.
Despite recently public concerns over the sunsetting of SHA-1, Google announced it will block new SHA-1 certs in Chrome as of Jan. 1, and all SHA-1 certs possibly by July 1, 2016.
Google announce it would, by default, begin giving HTTPS preference in search engine rankings.
Google joined the Patch Tuesday parade with a Chrome update that patches seven vulnerabilities in the browser. It also announced it was extending Safe Browsing protection to Chrome for Android.
Google’s monthly over-the-air Nexus security updates for December included patches for a critical flaw in Mediaserver and a rooting vulnerability in the Android kernel.