Tag Archive | "google"


10 September 2013 | 1,836 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 | 9,902 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 | 7,741 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 | 16,625 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 | 5,923 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 | 5,689 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 | 5,126 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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02 July 2010 | 4,854 views

Adobe Patches PDF Vulnerabilities Being Exploited In The Wild

At least! Adobe has sorted itself out and released patches for 17 critical vulnerabilities in their Reader and Acrobat applications. We reported back in January about Active Exploitation Of Unpatched PDF Vulnerabilities. The latest slew of vulnerabilities has been actively exploited by hackers for at least the past month as detected in the wild by [...]

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28 June 2010 | 6,575 views

UK Metropolitan Police To Investigate Google Wifi Data Collection

Well Google has been getting quite a lot of flack lately over the fact that it had been scanning open Wi-fi access points whilst compiling data for street view. At first people just thought it’s fair enough, they are just scanning for the SSID and recording if it’s publicly accessible or not – which in [...]

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18 June 2010 | 10,560 views

Windows Help Vulnerability Exploited In The Wild

So the other big news this week apart from the AT&T iPad/iPhone 4 screw-up is that a recently announced critical vulnerability in Windows XP is being exploited in the wild. It was disclosed fairly recently and is a vulnerability in the Windows XP help system disclosed by Tavis Ormandy, a Google researcher who has appeared [...]

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