Tag Archive | "google"


15 March 2010 | 6,926 views

Google ’99.9%’ Certain To Shut Down Google.cn

There’s been a lot of controversy with China recently, a lot of which we have documented here. With the Aurora attacks targeting Google too and the attack code originating from China Google stopped censoring it’s Google.cn search engine and is now almost certainly pulling out of China. The latest report from the financial times is [...]

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18 February 2010 | 5,394 views

Google Buzz Patches XSS Flaw In Mobile Version

You may or may not have noticed, but I was on hiatus for a few days. As you’re probably aware (and I’m sure many of you celebrate) it was Chinese New Year on February 14th so I was offline for a few days taking a well deserved break. I’d like to wish all of you [...]

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04 January 2010 | 5,036 views

Researcher Uncovers XSS Flaws In Twitter and Google Calendar

More flaws discovered in Twitter and Google Calender during the holiday season. Once again XSS flaws have been discovered in popular web apps, but at least they were reported and not used nefariously this time. Fixes have been issued promptly by both Google and Twitter so there is not much cause for concern this time [...]

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09 March 2009 | 3,470 views

Google Native Client Security/Hacking Contest – Win $8,192 USD!

What is Native Client? Native Client is an open-source research technology for running x86 native code in web applications, with the goal of maintaining the browser neutrality, OS portability, and safety that people expect from web apps. We’ve released this project at an early, research stage to get feedback from the security and broader open-source [...]

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09 September 2008 | 5,357 views

Google Releases New Browser Chrome – Vulnerabilities on First Day

So as most of you probably know the big buzz on the Internet last week was that Google (after supporting Firefox for so long) have actually launched their own browser. It’s cooled Google Chrome. Now of course in typical Google fashion they call it BETA software, and a number of flaws have popped up during [...]

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02 July 2008 | 4,729 views

Google Calendar a New Target for Phishing

It seems like the Phishing crews at trying to get some new ideas on how to con people into giving away their credentials and leaking info. The latest target appears to be Google Calendar. As always be on your guard as these scams are coming from all directions. A few months ago, spam came to [...]

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30 June 2008 | 7,222 views

China Home to at Least HALF of Malicious Web Sites

It looks like China is becoming a hotbed for malware and malicious websites (those sites that push malware infections via browser exploits). They often used to be found in Korea and Taiwan and parts of Eastern Europe. According to the latest data more than half of the sites are now located in China. More than [...]

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13 May 2008 | 3,760 views

oCERT – Responsing to Flaws in Open Source Software

So a new initiative – the Open Source Computer Emergency Response Team known as oCERT has been set up one of the main sponsors being Google (read more here – Contributing to Open Source Software Security). The oCERT project is a public effort providing security handling support to Open Source projects affected by security incidents [...]

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26 December 2007 | 3,738 views

Trojan Targets Google Text Based Adverts

It looks like the malware guys are indeed getting more tricky, and this time it has an effect on multiple parties. It deprives Google of the impressions from the adverts and potentially can infect surfers with some nasty malware. Again it’s using the hosts file, redirecting Google’s own ads to those from a nefarious source. [...]

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21 December 2007 | 5,405 views

Worm Spreading Fast on Google’s Orkut Social Network

A new worm has hit Google’s Orkut and it seems to be hitting it pretty hard, it’s infected via the scrapbook feature and is adding hundreds of thousands of users, similar to the Myspace worm (Samy) that hit in October 2005. It seems to be fairly unmalicious, more of a ‘look at me – see [...]

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