09 Sep 2021

Google Android Security Update Patches 40 Vulnerabilities

Earlier this week, Google released its latest Android Security Bulletin, resolving a total of 40 vulnerabilities. The monthly update consisted of patches for seven flaws rated critical in nature. One of the security bugs tracked as CVE-2021-0687 patched this week affects Andriod 8.1, 9, 10, and 11. The most severe

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03 Aug 2021

Amazon Fined 746 Mn Euros in Luxembourg Over Data Privacy

In Luxembourg, Amazon has been fined $880 million by authorities due to allegations that the company violated the EU’s data protection rules. The company announced the fine on Friday of last week. The fine was allegedly issued on July 16 by the Luxembourg National Commission for Data Protection after an

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29 Jun 2021

Google Play developer accounts to require 2FA and a physical address

Google is attempting to validate whether app developers are real people by changing the information requirements for people with Play Store developer accounts. Currently, developers simply need to provide an email address and phone number to create an account. Google plans to change the requirements to asking developers whether the

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14 Jun 2021

Google researchers show artificial intelligence can design microchips better and faster than humans

According to a new study, artificial intelligence machines can now create computer microchips in just six hours that perform better or just as well as those designed by human experts. Therefore, AI can devise blueprints thousands of times faster than humans. The new research was conducted by Google and is

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07 Jun 2021

Google PPC Ads Used to Deliver Infostealers

Researchers have traced the origins of several increasingly popular information stealers, including Tesla, Taurus, Amadey, and redline. The investigation found that threat actors are delivering the information stealers through pay-per-click ads that appear in Google’s search results, allegedly paying high prices for results for AnyDesk, Dropbox, and Telegram apps that

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21 May 2021

Microsoft, Google Clouds Hijacked for Gobs of Phishing

Attackers are targeting Microsoft and Google Clouds to perform mass phishing attempts, sending roughly 52 million malicious messages leveraging the likes of Office 385, Azure, OneDrive, SharePoint, G-Suite, and Firebase storage. The reported influx in phishing attempts was recorded in Q1 of 2021 and is likely a result of threat

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17 May 2021

‘Scheme Flooding’ Allows Websites to Track Users Across Browsers

Security researchers have discovered a new vulnerability that allows browsers to enumerate applications on a machine, threatening cross-browser anonymity in popular search engines such as Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Safari, and Tor. The vulnerability is referred to as “scheme flooding,” and allows websites to identify users across different desktop browsers,

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07 May 2021

Google Plans to Automatically Enable Two-Factor Authentication

Google is planning to eventually automatically enable two-factor authentication on users’ accounts to better secure them and prevent hacking. Google made the announcement on World Password Day, stating that it will ask people who have already enrolled themselves in the two-step verification feature to confirm their participation. Those who have

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03 May 2021

Facebook, Google, Twitter caution Australia against a blanket terrorism content ban

On Friday, representatives from Google, Facebook, and Twitter appeared before an Australian security committee to warn them against banning all mentions of content deemed inappropriate on Australian social media. The tech giants appeared as a united front, hoping to sink the idea that they are collaborating to thwart nefarious activity,

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16 Apr 2021

Google to Delay Publishing Bug Details for 30 Days

Google has announced that they will not publish vulnerabilities details for 30 days after the initial public disclosure, allowing customers more time to fix the bugs and implement patches before technical details are released that could potentially be used by an attacker to exploit the flaw. Google’s Project Zero team

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