Google promoted Chrome 45 to a stable release, patching 29 security vulnerabilities. It has also started pausing ads running Flash.
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Google and Mozilla today announced they’ve settled on a timeframe to permanently deprecate the shaky RC4 encryption algorithm.
A federal appeals court has sent back to a lower court an appeal in a lawsuit about the way companies are allowed to publicize information about National Security Letters they receive. The appeal consolidates three separate actions against the Attorney General that question whether the government’s restrictions on how companies can talk about NSLs violates the[…]
Google on Tuesday will begin pausing Flash ads by default in Chrome, a move that is designed mainly to help improve browser speed, but that will also be a security upgrade for users. The company announced the plan back in June and said this week that it will make the behavior the default setting for[…]
Indiana University researchers developed a scanner called MassVet that finds malicious apps hiding in Android markets such as Google Play.
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso talk about the news from Black Hat, car hacking, the Mary Ann Davidson blog post, and the Android security mess.
The Android security team at Google is having a busy month. First the Stagefright vulnerabilities surfaced last month just before Black Hat and now researchers at MWR Labs have released information on an unpatched vulnerability that allows an attacker to bypass the Android sandbox. The vulnerability lies in the way that the Google Admin application[…]
A Stagefright vulnerability patch is incomplete and Android devices remain exposed. Google has made a new patch open source and will update devices over-the-air next month.
With Tuesday’s release of Firefox 40, Mozilla has begun the process of requiring all add-ons for the browser to be signed. The company announced the forthcoming change in February, and Firefox 40 is the first version to warn users about unsigned add-ons. The goal for the change in policy is to protect users from malicious extensions[…]
The number of information requests Twitter is receiving from the United States government is increasing steadily, having risen roughly 50 percent in the first six months of this year compared to the last six months of 2014. In its latest transparency report, Twitter said that it received 2,436 information requests from the U.S. government from[…]