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YouTube ordered to cough up $170M settlement over COPPA infraction

Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it has required Google and YouTube to pay a settlement fee totaling $170 million after its video-sharing platform was found violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The complaint was filed by the FTC and the New York Attorney General, with the former set to receive the penalt
Publish At:2019-09-20 11:20 | Read:150 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy Childrens Online Privacy Protect Act Common Sense Me

Google sets Android security updates rules but enforcement is unclear

The vendor requirements for Android are a strange and mysterious thing but a new leak claims Google has added language to force manufacturers to push more regular Android security updates. According to The Verge, Google’s latest contract will require OEMs to supply Android security updates for two years and provide at least four updates within the firs
Publish At:2019-09-19 23:05 | Read:39 | Comments:0 | Tags:Android Google Google Apps Google Play Store Security update

Android Ecosystem Security Transparency Report is a wary first step

Reading through Google’s first quarterly Android Ecosystem Security Transparency Report feels like a mix of missed opportunities and déjà vu all over again. Much of what is in the new Android ecosystem security report is data that has been part of Google’s annual Android Security Year in Review report, including the rates of potentially harmful a
Publish At:2019-09-19 23:05 | Read:2 | Comments:0 | Tags:Android Android security Google

Safari, Chrome, Firefox: Which is the most private browser for Mac?

Everyone needs a web browser, and while Safari comes pre-installed on Macs, many people choose to use a different browser. You may want to do this for compatibility reasons—there may be sites or services you use that Safari doesn't handle correctly—or because you use a different browser at work; if you want to be able to sync bookmarks and history from your
Publish At:2019-09-19 16:40 | Read:99 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security & Privacy Brave browser browsers Chrome Chrome Brow

Is Safari the most private browser for iPhone and iPad?

If there's one app that just about everyone uses on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, it's a web browser. You use your browser to get information, to shop, and for entertainment. iOS devices come with Apple's Safari browser pre-installed, but you can use a different browser if you wish. Unfortunately, on iOS you can't set a different browser as the default,
Publish At:2019-09-19 16:40 | Read:84 | Comments:0 | Tags:Software & Apps Brave browser browsers Chrome Chrome Browser

OpenSSL patches vulnerabilities discovered with Google OSS-Fuzz fuzzing service

OpenSSL patches two low and medium severity vulnerabilities that were discovered by using Google’s open source OSS-Fuzz fuzzing service. The medium severity vulnerability tracked as CVE-2017-3736 was addressed with the release of OpenSSL 1.1.0g and 1.0.2m. The flaw is a carry propagating bug in the x86_64 Montgomery squaring procedure, it affects processors
Publish At:2017-11-03 08:40 | Read:3918 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Security Google OpenSSL. encryption os

Google launched Google Play Security Reward bug bounty program to protect apps in Play Store

Google has launched Google Play Security Reward, the bug bounty program that will pay $1,000 rewards for flaws in popular apps. Google has officially launched a bug bounty program for Android apps on Google Play Store, a measure that aims to improve the security of Android apps. The initiative, called Google Play Security Reward, will involve the security c
Publish At:2017-10-22 06:06 | Read:3362 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Mobile bug bounty program Google Googl

Google’s Security Research Team Identifies and Fixes 7 Vulnerabilities in Dnsmasq

Google security experts disclosed seven distinct vulnerabilities in the Dnsmasq software package. Regardless of what you may think of Google as a company, it is difficult to criticize their prolific and in-depth security research. The latest example is their disclosure of seven distinct issues in the Dnsmasq software package. From the authors’ website,
Publish At:2017-10-03 09:45 | Read:2588 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking DHCP DNS Dnsmasq Google

The hacker Kuroi’SH defaced the official Google Brazil domain

A hacker using the online moniker of ‘Kuroi’SH’ defaced the Google Brazil domain on Tuesday afternoon, this isn’t the first high-profile target he breached. A hacker using the online moniker of ‘Kuroi’SH’ defaced the official Google Brazil domain on Tuesday afternoon. The defaced page displayed a message greeting his friends for
Publish At:2017-09-18 18:30 | Read:2758 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Brazil defacement Google Huroi'SH

Chrome will label Resources delivered via FTP as “Not Secure”

Google continues the ongoing effort to communicate the transport security status of a given page labeling resources delivered via FTP as “Not secure” in Chrome, Last week, Google announced that future versions of Chrome will label resources delivered via the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) as “Not secure.” The security improvement will be implement
Publish At:2017-09-18 00:05 | Read:2517 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security Chrome encryption FTP Google HTTPS

Tech Firms Team Up to Take Down ‘WireX’ Android DDoS Botnet

A half dozen technology and security companies — some of them competitors — issued the exact same press release today. This unusual level of cross-industry collaboration caps a successful effort to dismantle ‘WireX,’ an extraordinary new crime machine comprising tens of thousands of hacked Android mobile devices that was used this mon
Publish At:2017-09-01 00:45 | Read:3133 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other Akamai Allison Nixon Android malware Chad Seaman DDoS

Flash Player is Dead, Long Live Flash Player!

Adobe last week detailed plans to retire its Flash Player software, a cross-platform browser plugin so powerful and so packed with security holes that it has become the favorite target of malware developers. To help eradicate this ubiquitous liability, Adobe is enlisting the help of Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla. But don’t break out th
Publish At:2017-08-02 22:00 | Read:3713 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other adobe apple Benjamin Smedberg exploit kits Facebook Fl

Google experts blocked a new targeted malware family, the Lipizzan spyware

Google has identified a new strain of Android malware, the Lipizzan spyware, that could be used as a powerful surveillance tool. Malware researchers at Google have spotted a new strain of Android spyware dubbed Lipizzan that could exfiltrate any kind of data from mobile devices and use them as surveillance tools. The Lipizzan spyware is a project developed
Publish At:2017-07-28 04:35 | Read:2940 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Malware Mobile Android Google Lipizzan spyware

Lithuania to extradite the man responsible for 100M email scam against Google and Facebook

A Lithuanian court on Monday ruled the extradite of a man to the US to face charges of allegedly swindling $100M from Google and Facebook via email scam. A Lithuanian man who is allegedly responsible for a $100 million scam (roughly 87 million euros) from tech companies Google and Facebook will be extradited to the United States soon. The Lithuanian citizen 
Publish At:2017-07-18 14:45 | Read:2526 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime BEC email scam Facebook Google Hac

Porn Spam Botnet Has Evil Twitter Twin

Last month KrebsOnSecurity published research into a large distributed network of apparently compromised systems being used to relay huge blasts of junk email promoting “online dating” programs — affiliate-driven schemes traditionally overrun with automated accounts posing as women. New research suggests that another bot-promoting botnet of
Publish At:2017-07-16 15:55 | Read:3011 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other .tk AshleyMadison ASN19984 Deniro Marketing google par

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