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02 April 2015 | 639 views

Google Revoking Trust In CNNIC Issued Certificates

So another digital certificate fiasco, once again involving China from CNNIC (no surprise there) – this time via Egypt. Google is going to remove all CNNIC and EV CAs from their products, probably with the next version of Chrome that gets pushed out. As of yet, no action has been taken by Firefox – or […]

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12 March 2015 | 2,286 views

Rowhammer – DDR3 Exploit – What You Need To Know

So the big news this week was the release of details of a very clever hardware attack posted by Google’s Project Zero security initiative called Rowhammer. The impressive part is this is a hardware/manufacturing bug that has elevated to a software based attack. In simple terms Rowhammer is an attack that exploits physical weaknesses in […]

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26 February 2015 | 771 views

Google Expands Pwnium Year Round With Infinite Bounty

There are various bug bounty programs, with Google being one of the forerunners in the field – Twitter was late to the party just joining in September 2014. The latest development is that Google is stopping the annual Pwnium hack fest aimed at the Chromium project to stop bug hoarding, which makes Pwnium essentially a […]

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10 September 2013 | 1,969 views

Google’s Chrome Apps – Are They Worth The Risk?

So there’s been a bit of debate lately about Google’s Chrome apps after the launch, most of you have probably heard of Chrome OS a while back with a few Chromebooks popping up here and there. Chrome Apps are the next generation of browser apps that can be run offline and eventually will be cross […]

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12 January 2012 | 9,920 views

Sprint Adds Google Wallet Into New NFC Capable Phones

Oh look, another aspect of security and privacy to consider as Google pushes its’ mobile payment solution ‘Wallet’ onto two new NFC capable phones – the Galaxy Nexus & LG Viper. If you haven’t heard of the service you can find out more here – Google Wallet (Wikipedia). The main concern here (security wise) is […]

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19 September 2011 | 7,747 views

Google Patches 32 Chrome Browser Bugs & Releases Version 14

Google and their Chrome browser have really been stepping things up lately when it comes to security and browsing, we reported not along ago on Google Chrome To Protect Users Against Malicious Executables. Also since we reported on the Chrome bug bounty program back in February 2010 – Google Willing To Pay Bounty For Chrome […]

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30 August 2011 | 16,754 views

Hackers Get Hold Of Wildcard Google SSL Certificate – Could Hijack Gmail Accounts

One of the big discussions points this week is about a wildcard cert for Google that has leaked out from a Dutch company called DigiNotar. The certificate is good for all Google domains – it’s a *.google.com cert. This is bad news and apparently has been in the wild for a while, some people are […]

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10 May 2011 | 5,930 views

VUPEN Whitehats Claim To Have Broken Chrome Sandbox

The big news recently is that someone has finally managed to pop the formidable Chrome browser, as we know from following Pwn2Own – it’s been safe for 3 years in a row. It has a sandbox, ASLR and DEP and that’s a pretty heavy combination to keep users safe from malicious software coming in via […]

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07 March 2011 | 5,724 views

Google Removes ‘DroidDream’ Malware From Android Devices

Android must be getting popular! It’s always a test of a new platform or OS, when does it start getting serious malware targeting it? It seems like the time for Android is now, the news lately has been buzzing about the DroidDream malware that has been flooding the Android Market. Google pulled a number of […]

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06 September 2010 | 5,143 views

Google Agrees To Pay $ 8.5 Million To Settle Buzz Class Action Lawsuit

And once again Google is in the news regarding privacy issues, this time it’s regarded their social networking service Buzz (which by all accounts is pretty much a flop). The way in which the service used Gmail users address books alarmed a lot of people and the default settings were rather risky and revealed a […]

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