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Google Chrome wants to fix your unsafe passwords

Most security breaches are the result of one thing: sloppy password practices. Too many people make the mistake of choosing weak passwords, or reusing passwords that they have used elsewhere on the internet – making life too easy for malicious hackers trying to gain unauthorised access.So I was pleased to see Google announce that over the coming weeks
Publish At:2021-01-21 09:00 | Read:109 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Security IT Security and Data Protection Google Google

Google Chrome now checks for weak passwords, helps fix them

Google has added a new feature to the Chrome web browser that will make it easier to check if their stored passwords are weak and easy to guess, exposing users to brute force attacks or password cracking attempts.The new feature will be rolled out to Google Chrome users over the coming weeks after updating to version 88, promoted yesterday to the S
Publish At:2021-01-20 16:55 | Read:163 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Google

Google Chrome 88 released: RIP Flash Player and FTP support

Google has released Chrome 88 today, January 19th, 2021, to the Stable desktop channel, and it includes security improvements and the long-awaited removal of Adobe Flash Player.Chrome 88 is now promoted to the Stable channel, Chrome 89 is the new Beta version, and Chrome 90 will be the Canary version.Windows, Mac, and Linux desktop users can upgrade to Chrom
Publish At:2021-01-19 17:31 | Read:104 | Comments:0 | Tags:Google Software

Google search bug freezes tabs when using a custom date range

​A bug in Google Search is causing a browser tab to freeze when searching between a specified range of dates.Google has a search feature under the Tools > Any Time drop-down menu that allows you to search for content published within a specific date range.According to users' reports, this bug started a few days ago and is affecting all sections of G
Publish At:2021-01-19 17:31 | Read:146 | Comments:0 | Tags:Google

Google to kill Chrome Sync feature in third-party browsers

Google says that it will block third-party Chromium web browsers from using private Google APIs after discovering that they were integrating them although they're intended to be used only in Chrome.This is because many of the Google APIs included in the Chromium code are specific only to Google Chrome and are not intended to be integrated and used by the use
Publish At:2021-01-15 19:55 | Read:134 | Comments:0 | Tags:Google

Google discloses hacking campaign targeting Windows, Android users

Project Zero, Google's 0day bug-hunting team, revealed a hacking campaign coordinated by "a highly sophisticated actor" and targeting Windows and Android users with zero-day and n-day exploits.The Project Zero team, in collaboration with the Google Threat Analysis Group (TAG), discovered a watering hole attack using two exploit servers in early 2020, each of
Publish At:2021-01-13 13:19 | Read:146 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Google Microsoft android hack

Google Titan security keys hacked by French researchers

byPaul DucklinIn July 2018, after many years of using Yubico security key products for two-factor authentication (2FA), Google announced that it was entering the market as a competitor with a product of its own, called Google Titan.Security keys of this sort are often known as FIDO keys after the Fast IDentity Online Alliance, which curates the technical spe
Publish At:2021-01-11 11:01 | Read:109 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cryptography Google ecdsa FIDO hacking side-channel Titan se

Google bans Parler app from Play Store for threats of violence

Google has banned the conservative social networking app Parler from the Google Play Store for not removing posts that incite violence in the US.In a statement to BleepingComputer, Google stated that Parler was removed after repeated violations of policies that require Google Play apps to moderate user-generated content.Since the riots in Washington D.C
Publish At:2021-01-09 04:01 | Read:190 | Comments:0 | Tags:Software Google

Google fixed a critical Remote Code Execution flaw in Android

Google released an Android security update that addressed tens of flaws, including a critical Android remote code execution vulnerability. Google released an Android security update that addresses 43 flaws, including a critical remote code execution vulnerability in the Android System component tracked as CVE-2021-0316. Google addressed the flaws with th
Publish At:2021-01-06 17:12 | Read:118 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Mobile Security Android Google Hacking hacking

How to bypass the Google Audio reCAPTCHA with a new version of unCaptcha2 attack

A German security researcher demonstrated how to break, once again, the Google Audio reCAPTCHA with Google’s own Speech to Text API. Back in 2017, researchers from the University of Maryland demonstrated an attack method, dubbed unCaptcha, against Google’s audio-based reCAPTCHA v2. The system receives the audio challenge, downloads it, and
Publish At:2021-01-05 06:06 | Read:165 | Comments:0 | Tags:Hacking Security Google hacking news information security ne

Google Chrome fixes antivirus 'file locking' bug on Windows 10

Google Chrome has fixed a bug that enabled antivirus programs on Windows 10 to lock newly created files.The patching of the bug means antivirus programs running on Windows would no longer block new files generated by the Chrome web browser, such as bookmarks.Antivirus programs briefly lock new filesAs a safety precaution, oftentimes antivirus
Publish At:2021-01-03 15:25 | Read:252 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Google Microsoft Virus

Google Chrome is testing larger cache sizes to increase performance

Google is experimenting with increased storage for the browser cache to reduce the performance hit caused by the recently added partitioned cache feature.Before Chrome 85, the browser used a single storage bucket to store cached resources, such as images, audio, video, and HTML content for all pages that you have previously visited. When Chrome opens a web p
Publish At:2020-12-24 13:37 | Read:333 | Comments:0 | Tags:Google Software

Google is bringing Discover to other Chromium browsers

According to new code references found in the open-source Chromium platform, Chromium-based browsers like Vivaldi and Brave should soon be able to take advantage of Google's personalized news feed called 'Discover'.Google Discover (previously known as Google Feed or Google Now Feed) is a personalized content feed that serves relevant news and non-news c
Publish At:2020-12-21 11:31 | Read:213 | Comments:0 | Tags:Google Software

Google explains the cause of the recent YouTube, Gmail outage

Google says that the global authentication system outage which affected most consumer-facing series on Monday was caused by a bug in the automated quota management system impacting the Google User ID Service.This worldwide system failure prevented users from logging into their accounts and authenticate to all Cloud services.As a dire
Publish At:2020-12-20 16:01 | Read:284 | Comments:0 | Tags:Google

Google Chrome disables insecure form warnings after complaints

Google has disabled a feature that displays a warning when submitting insecure forms after receiving many complaints from users and website administrators.Google has been focusing on removing mixed-content in Google Chrome, when a secure page (HTTPS) loads content from an insecure (HTTP) URL. As part of this initiative, Google rolled out a new feature i
Publish At:2020-12-18 13:19 | Read:200 | Comments:0 | Tags:Google Software

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