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Google removes a set of 21 malicious apps from the Play Store

Google has removed 21 malicious apps from the official Play Store because they were found to serve intrusive and annoying ads. Google has removed 21 new malicious apps from the official Play Store because they were found displaying intrusive ads. The following malicious apps were spotted by researchers from cybersecurity firm Avast: Shoot ThemCrush
Publish At:2020-10-27 13:30 | Read:116 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Malware Mobile adware Android Google Google Pl

Fragomen law firm data breach exposed Google employee’s data

Immigration law firm Fragomen has disclosed a data breach that exposed current and former Google employees’ personal information. Immigration law firm Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, one of the most prominent US law firms covering immigration law, disclosed a data breach. The security breach exposed current and former Google employee
Publish At:2020-10-27 09:36 | Read:60 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Data Breach data breach Fragomen Google Hackin

Google employees personal info exposed in law firm data breach

Immigration law firm Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP has disclosed a data breach that exposed current and former Google employees' personal information.Fragomen is one of the USA's largest law firms covering immigration law, with over 582 attorneys in 47 locations worldwide.Data breach exposes US employment formsIn a "Notice of Data Breach" sent
Publish At:2020-10-26 21:42 | Read:99 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Google

S3 Ep3: Cryptography, hacking and pwning Chrome [Podcast]

byPaul DucklinThis week: the DOJ’s attempt to reignite the Battle to Break Encryption; the story of the Russian hackers behind the Sandworm Team; a zero-day bug just patched in Chrome; and (oh no!) why your vocabulary needs the word “restore” even more than it needs “backup”.Presenters: Kimberly Truong, Doug Aamoth and Paul Duck
Publish At:2020-10-23 08:18 | Read:76 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cryptography Google Google Chrome Podcast crypto Cybercrime

Google Chrome now blocks site notifications with abusive content

Starting with Chrome 86, Google is automatically hiding website notification spam on sites showing a pattern of sending abusive notification content to visitors.The "quiet notification permission UI" used to hide the web alert spam from users was introduced in Chrome 80 and improved in Chrome 84 with the addition of auto-enrollment in the notification anti-s
Publish At:2020-10-21 16:54 | Read:57 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Google

Chrome 86.0.4240.111 fixes actively exploited CVE-2020-15999 zero-day

Google has released Chrome version 86.0.4240.111 that also addresses the CVE-2020-15999 flaw which is an actively exploited zero-day. Google has released Chrome version 86.0.4240.111 that includes security fixes for several issues, including a patch for an actively exploited zero-day vulnerability tracked as CVE-2020-15999. The CVE-2020-15999 flaw is a
Publish At:2020-10-21 09:18 | Read:124 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Chrome CVE-2020-15999 Google hacking n

New Google Chrome version fixes actively exploited zero-day bug

Google has released Chrome 86.0.4240.111 today, October 20th, 2020, to the Stable desktop channel to address five security vulnerabilities, one of them an actively exploited zero-day bug."Google is aware of reports that an exploit for CVE-2020-15999 exists in the wild," the Google Chrome 86.0.4240.111 announcement reads.This version
Publish At:2020-10-20 17:30 | Read:108 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Google exploit

A week in security (September 12 – September 18)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we looked at journalism’s role in cybersecurity on our Lock and Code podcast, gave tips for safer shopping on Amazon Prime day, and discussed an APT attack springing into life as Academia returned to the real and virtual campus environment. We also dug into potential FIFA 21 scams, the return of QR code scams, Covid fatigue, a
Publish At:2020-10-19 16:17 | Read:128 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security a week in security awis facebook football

Google Chrome and Edge are creating random debug.log log files

A bug in the latest release of Chrome, and other Chromium-based browsers, is causing random debug.log files to be created on user's desktops and other folders.On October 6th, 2020, Google released Chrome 86 to the 'Stable' branch, and all users were auto-updated to this version. Other browsers based on Chromium, such as Brave and Microsoft Edge, also up
Publish At:2020-10-18 14:48 | Read:169 | Comments:0 | Tags:Google Software

Google warned users of 33,000 state-sponsored attacks in 2020

Google delivered over 33,000 alerts to its users during the first three quarters of 2020 to warn them of state-sponsored phishing attacks targeting their accounts."In these cases, we also shared our findings with the campaigns and the Federal Bureau of Investigation," Shane Huntley, Director at Google's Threat Analysis Group (TAG), said.The prominent reminde
Publish At:2020-10-16 19:54 | Read:133 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Google

Google enhances malware protection for accounts enrolled in Advanced Protection Program (APP)

Google improves malware protection for Google Chrome users who are covered by the company’s Advanced Protection Program (APP). The Advanced Protection Program aims at protecting users with high visibility and sensitive information (i.e. activists, journalists, and political parties), who are exposed to the risk of targeted attacks. Google announced
Publish At:2020-10-10 12:24 | Read:107 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security Advanced Protection Program Google Ha

Google boosts malware protection for high-risk accounts

Google has added improved malware protection for all Google Chrome users who are also enrolled in the company's Advanced Protection Program (APP).Google's Advanced Protection Program is a free service that aims to protect the accounts of users including but not limited to activists, journalists, business leaders, and political teams who h
Publish At:2020-10-09 12:48 | Read:134 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Google

Chrome 86 rolls out with massive user security enhancements

Google has released Chrome 86 today, October 6th, 2020, to the Stable desktop channel, and it includes numerous security enhancements, features, and APIs for developers.Chrome 86 brings many security enhancements to both desktop and mobile users in the form of increased password security, protection from insecure downloads and form submissions, and
Publish At:2020-10-06 14:25 | Read:241 | Comments:0 | Tags:Google Security Software security

Google releases fix for ChromeOS bug causing 100% CPU utilization

Google has released a temporary fix for a ChromeOS bug that causes 100% CPU utilization in Chromebooks.Last week, BleepingComputer broke the story that the ChromeOS 85.0.4183.108 update caused Google Play's 'com.android.vending:download_service' service to utilize 100% of the CPU.According to Google, the bug is caused by a missing file be
Publish At:2020-10-05 18:55 | Read:192 | Comments:0 | Tags:Google

Google now discloses Android vulnerabilities for 3rd-party devices

Google today announced the launch of a new program specifically designed to deal with security vulnerabilities the company finds in third-party Android devices and software serviced by Android OEMs."Google’s Android Security & Privacy team has launched the Android Partner Vulnerability Initiative (APVI) to manage security issues specific
Publish At:2020-10-02 17:00 | Read:229 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Google android

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