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Google releases several critical fixes

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Amongst the fifty fixes recently issued by Google for its Pixel and Nexus devices, one rated ‘critical’ rectifies an encryption bug in Qualcomm closed-source components. Of the five other patches rated ‘high’, four deal with glitches that potentially allowed denial of service attacks and the fifth resolves an elevation of… Read more »

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Google launches malvertising counter attack

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In order to prevent its users from being steered onto bogus websites, Google is planning on launching three new Chrome security features in early 2018 – designed to counter the wave of malicious ads infesting its systems. This kind of malvertising-based URL redirection uses JavaScript code installed in iframes embedded… Read more »

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Google introduces new app vetting scheme

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In response to a number of recent phishing attacks, Google is beefing up its defences by unveiling a new ‘unverified app’ screen that instructs users and developers to tread carefully. This will replace the current ’error’ page that warns against opening dodgy apps and attachments. While users are still at… Read more »

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Google declares war on phishing

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Give a man a fish and you’ll feed him for a day; teach a man to phish and he’ll make millions from ransomware and identity fraud. Phishing is well-known threat and nobody is safe – not even one of the largest corporations on the planet. Google is the latest high… Read more »

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Mixed results on Google security

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Are you a glass half-empty or glass half-full kind of person? How would you rate the following story then? The fact that 50% of Google’s Android devices have now received much-needed security updates is good news. However, the fact that the other 50% remains unpatched is hardly reassuring. Google is… Read more »

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Google misdiagnoses NHS as botnet

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As one of the world’s largest employers with 1.2m staff, the NHS tends to have a lot of people using Google at any one time – clinicians in particular (which in our mind raises another set of questions…). It must have come as a shock, therefore, when Google decided to… Read more »

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Google suffers record hack

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Security firm Check Point has found that more than a million Android users have been put at risk by malware that allows hackers to root their devices remotely – and the number is rising at a rate of 13,000 each day. The Gooligan malware has been affecting Google’s Android devices… Read more »

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AI is the future of cyber security

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We ought to change our attitude to computer security risk, says Google’s Adrian Ludwig. Instead of trying to eliminate risk, we should aim to manage it. In the same way that credits cards do, we should be using data to build a different risk profile for each individual user. The… Read more »

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Google late to the encryption party

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‘Allo’ the new messaging service to be launched by Google this summer is to feature an ‘incognito’ setting which will provide total end-to-end encryption. This new system is called ‘Signal’ and will also be available on Google’s new video app, ‘Duo’. Signal encryption will prevent Google from accessing any conversation… Read more »

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Lobbying for driverless car-friendly legislation

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Internet giant and early champion of driverless car technology Google has joined forces with manufacturers Ford and Volvo as well as well known taxi firm Uber. The idea is to guide and influence the legislation that will govern this emerging market and also to promote the concept of driverless cars… Read more »

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