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Privacy protection, Security

Google, Apple gear to raise tracking tag stalker alarm

May 14, 2024

Via: The Register

Google and Apple are rolling out an anti-stalking feature for Android 6.0+ and iOS 17.5 that will issue an alert if some scumbag is using a gadget like an AirTag or similar to clandestinely track the user. Basically, if someone […]


Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Google fixed critical Chrome vulnerability CVE-2024-4058

April 25, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

Google addressed four vulnerabilities in the Chrome web browser, including a critical vulnerability tracked as CVE-2024-4058. The vulnerability CVE-2024-4058 is a Type Confusion issue that resides in the ANGLE graphics layer engine. An attacker can exploit this vulnerability to execute […]


Mobile, Mobile security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Google Patches Exploited Pixel Vulnerabilities

April 3, 2024

Via: Security Week

The exploited flaws, tracked as CVE-2024-29745 and CVE-2024-29748, impact Pixel’s bootloader and firmware, Google notes in its advisory. The internet giant says it has indications that these two security defects “may be under limited, targeted exploitation,” without providing specific details […]


Network security, Security

Chrome is getting a big privacy and security boost from Google to help safeguard your home network

February 19, 2024

Via: TechRadar

Google Chrome is getting an upgrade that will help safeguard devices connected to a private or home network. Google outlined its plans in a post on its Chrome Platform Status page, explaining that the new feature will behave as a […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Fake Google ads are trying to trick users into downloading nasty malware — here’s how you can fight back

January 29, 2024

Via: TechRadar

Consumers in China looking to access banned communications apps such as Telegram are being targeted by threat actors looking to deploy various malware. This is according to a new report from Malwarebytes’ Jérôme Segura, who found unnamed hackers have been […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Google TAG: Kremlin cyber spies move into malware with a custom backdoor

January 18, 2024

Via: The Register

Russian cyberspies linked to the Kremlin’s Federal Security Service (FSB) are moving beyond their usual credential phishing antics and have developed a custom backdoor that they started delivering via email as far back as November 2022, according to Google’s Threat […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Google password resets not enough to stop these info-stealing malware strains

January 2, 2024

Via: The Register

Security researchers say info-stealing malware can still access victims’ compromised Google accounts even after passwords have been changed. A zero-day exploit of Google account security was first teased by a cybercriminal known as “PRISMA” in October 2023, boasting that the […]


Cloud security, Security

Google Cloud says it has fixed a significant security flaw

December 29, 2023

Via: TechRadar

Google Cloud has patched a vulnerability that may have allowed malicious actors with access to a Kubernetes cluster to elevate their privileges and wreak havoc. “An attacker who has compromised the Fluent Bit logging container could combine that access with […]


Mobile, Mobile security

Google fixed critical zero-click RCE in Android

December 5, 2023

Via: Security Affairs

Google December 2023 Android security updates addressed 85 vulnerabilities, including a critical zero-click remote code execution (RCE) flaw tracked as CVE-2023-40088. The vulnerability resides in Android’s System component, it doesn’t require additional privileges to be triggered. An attacker can exploit […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Today’s ‘China is misbehaving online’ allegations come from Google, Meta

December 1, 2023

Via: The Register

Meta and Google have disclosed what they allege are offensive cyber ops conducted by China. The Social Network™ used its Quarterly Adversarial Threat Report [PDF], published Thursday, to report it booted 4,789 Facebook accounts for violating its policy against coordinated […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Google sues scammers peddling fake malware-riddled Bard chatbot download

November 14, 2023

Via: The Register

Google has sued three scammers for offering a fake download of its Bard AI chatbot that contained malware capable of stealing credentials for small business’ social media accounts. The web giant’s lawsuit [PDF], filed on Monday in a San Jose […]


Mobile, Mobile security

This crafty malware dropper sneaks past the toughest Google Android security defenses

November 7, 2023

Via: TechRadar

Hackers have found a way to bypass Android’s “Restricted Settings” and install malware on a victim’s devices. Restricted Settings is a security feature first introduced in Android 13 that prevents apps downloaded from non-vetted sources (i.e. places other than the […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Beware – that Google Chrome update alert might actually just be malware

October 18, 2023

Via: TechRadar

There are multiple fake “update your browser” campaigns active right now that are aiming to trick people into installing all kinds of malware on their devices. A new report from Proofpoint observed at least four different campaigns, delivering different malicious […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

HTTP/2 Rapid Reset Zero-Day Largest DDoS Attack in Internet History

October 12, 2023

Via: SecureWorld

In recent months, the cybersecurity world has been shaken by the revelation of a sophisticated and unprecedented cyber threat: the HTTP/2 Rapid Reset Zero-Day vulnerability. This exploit, tracked as CVE-2023-44487, enabled cybercriminals to orchestrate what has been dubbed the largest […]


Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

curl vulnerabilities ironed out with patches after week-long tease

October 11, 2023

Via: The Register

After a week of rampant speculation about the nature of the security issues in curl, the latest version of the command line transfer tool was finally released today. Described by curl project founder and lead developer Daniel Stenberg as “probably […]


Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Chipmaker Qualcomm warns of three actively exploited zero-days

October 4, 2023

Via: Security Affairs

Three out of 17 flaws are rated Critical, 13 are rated High, and one is rated Medium in severity. The company is also warning that three other zero-day vulnerabilities are actively exploited in attacks in the wild. Google Threat Analysis […]


Privacy protection, Security

After failing at privacy, again, Google is working to keep Bard chats out of Search

September 28, 2023

Via: The Register

Google’s Bard chatbot is currently being re-educated to better understand privacy. In July, Bard gained the ability to share conversations with other people using a unique public link. Unfortunately, Google Search has indexed those shared links, making them more widely […]


Mobile, Mobile security

Zero-Day Alert: Latest Android Patch Update Includes Fix for Newly Actively Exploited Flaw

September 6, 2023

Via: The Hacker News

Google has rolled out monthly security patches for Android to address a number of flaws, including a zero-day bug that it said may have been exploited in the wild. Tracked as CVE-2023-35674, the high-severity vulnerability is described as a case […]


Application security, Security

Google Chrome’s New Feature Alerts Users About Auto-Removal of Malicious Extensions

August 18, 2023

Via: The Hacker News

Google has announced plans to add a new feature in the upcoming version of its Chrome web browser to alert users when an extension they have installed has been removed from the Chrome Web Store. The feature, set for release […]


Mobile, Wireless security

New Android 14 Security Feature: IT Admins Can Now Disable 2G Networks

August 9, 2023

Via: The Hacker News

Google has introduced a new security feature in Android 14 that allows IT administrators to disable support for 2G cellular networks in their managed device fleet. The search giant said it’s introducing a second user setting to turn off support, […]