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Gooligan ad fraud malware infects 1.3M Android users, installs over 2M unwanted apps

Gooligan ad fraud malware infects 1.3M Android users, installs over 2M unwanted apps

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A newly discovered malware program that targets older versions of the Android OS has infected roughly 1.3 million Google accounts, currently breaching devices at a rate of 13,000 victims per day.

Google speech recognition was vulnerable to use-after-free attack

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A specially crafted webpage could hook a dangling pointer created by Google Chrome and Chromium's speech recognition API object and use it to access a block of memory on a user's machine.

Artificial intelligence  creates its own encryption

Artificial intelligence creates its own encryption

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Researchers from Google's Brain division have released an academic paper which details how they were able to get neural networks to create their own encryption standard, and communicate between each other.

Google looking to reshape web defences with strict Content Security Policies

Google looking to reshape web defences with strict Content Security Policies

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Google has released a Content Security Policy Evaluator with the aim of assisting web developers avoid leaving their web applications open to XSS attacks.

Google Play again used to host malware-laden apps; this time, Overseer

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Google Play continues to be a playground for cybercriminals with Google recently having to remove four apps from the store because they were distributing a new form of malware dubbed Overseer.

ICYMI:Seagate, DGSE, CREST and the NSA, Google encryption shaming and the NAO wags its finger at the cabinet

ICYMI:Seagate, DGSE, CREST and the NSA, Google encryption shaming and the NAO wags its finger at the cabinet

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This week: Hackers hit Seagate, French confirmation of foreign hacking, CREST takes the reins from the NSA, Google starts encryption shaming and NAO criticises cabinet office Infosec

Project Zero hacking contest targets remote code execution flaws

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Google's Project Zero unveiled an Android hacking contest that aims to discover flaws on the Nexus 6P and 5X devices.

Cross-site scripting vulnerability found on Google's French website

Cross-site scripting vulnerability found on Google's French website

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Sacre Bleu!: A type of XSS vulnerability has been discovered in the French version of Google

Google refuses to patch alleged login page flaw

Google refuses to patch alleged login page flaw

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Google is refusing to patch an alleged faulty Login Page after an independent researcher claimed to have spotted a bug.

Google says 'Allo, we're now encrypted too!'

Google says 'Allo, we're now encrypted too!'

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Google's upcoming chat app is to feature opt-in encrypted chat options, which will use the same technology that forms the basis of Whatsapp and Signal.

Malicious versions of Pokémon GO found, company apologises for privacy issues

Malicious versions of Pokémon GO found, company apologises for privacy issues

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Security researchers find malicious versions of Pokemon GO app, while the firm behind new gaming frenzy Pokémon GO, Niantic, apologises for privacy mishaps.

Google encryption flaw could allow video piracy

Google encryption flaw could allow video piracy

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A Google encryption vulnerability could allow bad actors to hijack video content from protected videos.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai Quora account hijacked by Zuckerberg hackers

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Three weeks after hijacking Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's Twitter and Pinterest accounts, the mischievous OurMine hacking group appears to have briefly seized control of Google CEO Sundar Pichai's Quora account.

No more pesky codes with Google's new and easy two-step verification

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Google has introduced a new process that simplifies two-factor authentication for users to secure access to accounts and web-based services.

Google seeks to phase out Flash on Chrome by year-end

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Google plans to begin phasing out support for Adobe's Flash Player by the end of this year, the search company announced on a Chromium forum.

VirusTotal policy changes spark outrage among newer tech startups

VirusTotal policy changes spark outrage among newer tech startups

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Changes in policy at information sharing database, VirusTotal, mean that those who don't put in will get nothing back, but some warn that this is merely the old guard of tech world muscling out the new players.

Google denies email injection flaw can bypass filters and pwn users

Google denies email injection flaw can bypass filters and pwn users

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Israel-based cyber-threat specialists Cyberint insists it has found a serious flaw in Google security despite the tech giant's denials that email injection can bypass security filters.

Researchers spot Android Infostealer disguised as Chrome update

Researchers spot Android Infostealer disguised as Chrome update

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Zscaler researchers spotted an Android infostealer disguised as a Google Chrome update that is capable of terminating antivirus applications and even ending calls.

Google's Project Zero outs "ridiculous" Trend Micro flaw

Google's Project Zero outs "ridiculous" Trend Micro flaw

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Google's mysterious project zero have shown that Trend Micro accidentally left a remote debugging tool in several of its products.

Google creates list of untrusted certificate authorities

Google creates list of untrusted certificate authorities

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Google has instituted a blacklist of untrustworthy certificates for use in the company's browser Chrome.

New rogue app steals Google and iOS user Instagram credentials

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Apple and Google have once again been deceived into accepting rogue apps on their App stores. The new apps steal a user's Instagram usernames and passwords.

Android vulnerabilities could allow "easy" root access

Android vulnerabilities could allow "easy" root access

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Google has fixed this latest flaw with Android but Trend Micro warns that fragmentation in the Android ecosystem means hackers can still exploit it.

Has Google got stagefright regarding OTA Android security updates?

Has Google got stagefright regarding OTA Android security updates?

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Cyber-security experts are urging Google to make its Android operating system updates available over-the-air to decrease the window of opportunity for vulnerability exploitation.

Alphabet now offering news sites DDoS mitigation

Alphabet now offering news sites DDoS mitigation

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Alphabet's subsidiary Jigsaw is now offering smaller news outlets DDoS protection as a means to circumvent censorship.

'Right to be forgotten' extended to all Google domains in EU

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To extend the "right to be forgotten" ruling, Google will start removing certain search results across all domains in the European Union.

Google researcher finds serious flaw in Avast secure browser

Google researcher finds serious flaw in Avast secure browser

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Google says Avast introduced a serious security hole when it created its Avastium secure web browser from a Chromium fork.

Google mulls catching up Mozilla, Microsoft to drop SHA-1 certs early

Google mulls catching up Mozilla, Microsoft to drop SHA-1 certs early

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Google considering following Mozilla and Microsoft footsteps and dropping support for insecure SHA-1 certificates earlier than expected

Google sets aside $1m in grants to boost security of Drive

Google has earmarked $US1 million (£660,000) in grants to help keep its users' files safe in the cloud-based Google Drive.

Google turns on safe browsing for Android users by default

Google turns on safe browsing for Android users by default

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Google has enabled safe browsing by default in its Android devices in a bid to prevent users accidentally visiting malware-infected websites.

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