Google secures its perimeter with explicit trust in what it knows about users and the devices connecting to its corporate services.
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Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook recap the news of the week, including a Microsoft SMB zero day, the latest Netgear router vulnerability, and a new HTTPS milestone.
Google pumped more life into the use of physical keys as a second form of authentication when it added Security Key enforcement support to G Suite.
This week HTTPS hit a huge milestone. According to a two-week survey of telemetry data from the Mozilla Firefox browser, 50 percent of page loads used HTTPS.
Academics studying 283 Android VPN apps quantified a number of problems associated with native platform support for VPN clients through the BIND_VPN_SERVICE.
Researcher Mariusz Mlynski found and disclosed four high-severity vulnerabilities in Chrome’s Blink rendering engine, earning himself $32,000 through the Chrome Rewards program.
Google this week explained how it weighs potentially harmful Android apps using the Verify Apps malware scanner and a scoring system it calls Dead or Insecure.
Google has taken a big step toward simplifying public key lookups at Internet scale with the release to open source on Thursday of Key Transparency.
Google patched a critical hole in its problematic Android Mediaserver component that could have allowed an attacker to use email, web browsing, and MMS processing of media files to remotely execute code.