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Update Chrome now! Google issues patch for zero day spotted in the wild

Google updated the Stable channel for Chrome to 104.0.5112.101 for Mac and Linux and 104.0.5112.102/101 for Windows which will roll out over the coming days/weeks. Extended stable channel has been updated to 104.0.5112.101 for Mac and 104.0.5112.102 for Windows , which will roll out over the coming days/weeks. This update includes 11 security fixes. One of t
Publish At:2022-08-17 20:13 | Read:111 | Comments:0 | Tags:Exploits and vulnerabilities News 104.0.5112.101 Google Chro

Google fixed a new Chrome Zero-Day actively exploited in the wild

Google addressed a dozen vulnerabilities in the Chrome browser, including the fifth Chrome zero-day flaw exploited this year. Google this week released security updates to address a dozen vulnerabilities in its Chrome browser for desktops including an actively exploited high-severity zero-day flaw in the wild. The actively exploited flaw, tracked as CV
Publish At:2022-08-17 13:47 | Read:127 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Security Chrome CVE-2022-2856 Google h

Google fixes fifth Chrome zero-day bug exploited this year

Google has released a security update for the Chrome browser that addresses close to a dozen vulnerabilities, including a zero-day flaw that is being exploited in the wild.The security update is currently rolling out for Windows, Mac and Linux. Users who have automatic updates turned on should receive it in the coming days/weeks.Few details on the
Publish At:2022-08-17 10:13 | Read:76 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Google exploit

Google fined $60 million over Android location data collection

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) announced that Google was fined $60 million for misleading Australian Android users regarding the collection and use of their location data for almost two years, between January 2017 and December 2018.The Australian competition watchdog said the tech giant continued tracking some of its users' Android
Publish At:2022-08-14 14:47 | Read:166 | Comments:0 | Tags:Google android

Update now! Microsoft fixes two zero-days in August's Patch Tuesday

Microsoft has published fixes for 141 separate vulnerabilities in its batch of August updates, fixing a total of 118 CVEs in multiple products. This is a new monthly record if you look at the CVE count. Publicly disclosed computer security flaws are listed in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database. Its goal is to make it easier to share
Publish At:2022-08-11 23:59 | Read:244 | Comments:0 | Tags:Exploits and vulnerabilities News Microsoft patch Tuesday MS

Have we lost the fight for data privacy? Lock and Code S03E16

At the end of 2021, Lock and Code invited the folks behind our news-driven cybersecurity and online privacy blog, Malwarebytes Labs, to discuss what upset them most about cybersecurity in the year prior. Today, we’re bringing those same guests back to discuss the other, biggest topic in this space and on this show: Data privacy. You see, in 2021, a
Publish At:2022-08-01 11:52 | Read:239 | Comments:0 | Tags:Podcast Crisis Text Line Data privacy facebook Google lock a

A week in security (July 25 – July 31)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs: Update Google Chrome now! New version includes 11 important security patchesLightning Framework, modular Linux malwareMalware spent months hoovering up credit card details from 300 US restaurantsLock down your Neopets account: Data breach being investigatedDemo: Your data has been encrypted! Stopping ransomware attacks with
Publish At:2022-08-01 07:54 | Read:517 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security backdoor blog recap blog roundup bytedanc

Google delays Chrome third party cookie sunsetting…again

We’ve seen many examples of third-party cookies being tackled by browsers recently. It’s not so long ago that Firefox effectively locked down third-party tracking by isolating cookies into so-called jars. By doing so, their “Total Cookie Protection” seeks to prevent all those cookies on your PC communicating with one another. This mea
Publish At:2022-07-29 11:52 | Read:318 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy ads advertising adverts cookies Google sandbox third

New Android malware apps installed 10 million times from Google Play

A new batch of malicious Android apps filled with adware and malware was found on the Google Play Store that have been installed close to 10 million times on mobile devices.The apps pose as image-editing tools, virtual keyboards, system optimizers, wallpaper changers, and more. However, their underlying functionality is to push intrusive ads, subscribe
Publish At:2022-07-26 13:46 | Read:381 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Google Mobile android

Update Google Chrome now! New version includes 11 important security patches

The latest Google Chrome update includes 11 security fixes, some of which could be exploited by an attacker to take control of an affected system. Google Chrome’s Stable channel has been updated to 103.0.5060.134 for Windows, Mac, and Linux, and the new version will roll out over the coming days/weeks. Vulnerabilities Of the 11 security fixes fiv
Publish At:2022-07-25 07:54 | Read:355 | Comments:0 | Tags:Exploits and vulnerabilities chrome cve-2022-2477 cve-2022-2

Google blocks site of largest computing society for being ‘harmful’

Google Search and Drive are erroneously flagging links to Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) research papers and websites as malware.BleepingComputer has successfully reproduced the issue, first reported by researcher Maximilian Golla.Founded in 1947 and headquartered in NYC as a non-profit, The Association for Computing Machinery
Publish At:2022-07-21 13:46 | Read:258 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Google

Google ads lead to major malvertising campaign

Fraudsters have long been leveraging the shady corners of the internet to place malicious adverts, leading users to various scams. However, every now and again we see a campaign that goes mainstream and targets some of the world’s top brands. Case in point, we recently uncovered a malvertising chain abusing Google’s ad network to redirect visi
Publish At:2022-07-20 20:00 | Read:319 | Comments:0 | Tags:Threat Intelligence Google malvertising scam tech support

Google boosts Android privacy with support for DNS-over-HTTP/3

Google has added support for the DNS-over-HTTP/3 (DoH3) protocol on Android 11 and later to increase the privacy of DNS queries while providing better performance.HTTP/3 is the third major version of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol, which relies on QUIC, a multiplexed transport protocol built on UDP, rather than TCP like previous versions.The new protocol fi
Publish At:2022-07-20 17:56 | Read:397 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Google Mobile android

Google Calendar provides new way to block invitation phishing

The Google Workspace team announced today that it started rolling out a new method to block Google Calendar invitation spam, available to all customers, including legacy G Suite Basic and Business users."To help keep your Google Calendar free from spam, you can now select an option to display events on your calendar only if they come from a sender you know,"
Publish At:2022-07-20 13:46 | Read:273 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Google

Several apps on the Play Store used to spread Joker, Facestealer and Coper malware

Google blocked dozens of malicious apps from the official Play Store that were spreading Joker, Facestealer, and Coper malware families. Google has removed dozens of malicious apps from the official Play Store that were distributing Joker, Facestealer, and Coper malware families. Researchers from security firms Pradeo discovered multiple apps spreading
Publish At:2022-07-19 05:26 | Read:435 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Malware Mobile Cybercrime

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