Gmail’s new security indicators

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Google added two new security indicators to its email service Gmail which reveal TLS encryption support and whether the sender could be authenticated. Many popular email services, including Gmail, support TLS (Transport Layer Security) encryption to protect data while it is in transit. TLS is only useful if both the sending and ...

Major Flaw In Android Phones Would Let Hackers In With Just A Text

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Android is the most popular mobile operating system on Earth: About 80 percent of smartphones run on it. And, according to mobile security experts at the firm Zimperium, there's a gaping hole in the software — one that would let hackers break into someone's phone and take over, just by ...

Google Fixes Sandbox Escape in Chrome

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Google has patched a high-risk vulnerability in its Chrome browser that allows an attacker to escape the Chrome sandbox. That vulnerability is one of 37 bugs fixed in version 43 of Chrome. Six of those flaws are rated as high risks and Google paid out more than $38,000 in rewards to ...

Google Aims at Phishing with Password Alert

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Phishing pages are tricky by nature: they look like standard login pages, but are actually faux sites run by people looking to receive and steal passwords. Google is taking steps to thwart this common and dangerous trap with its Password Alert service. Password Alert is an open-source Chrome extension that ...

All Major Web Browsers Fall in Pwn2Own Hacking Contest

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Security researchers nabbed $552,500 in bounties at this year's Pwn2Own hacking contest, demonstrating exploits against the top four Web browsers, plus Adobe Reader and Flash Player. On Thursday, the second and final day of the competition, the star of the show was South Korean security researcher JungHoon Lee, aka "lokihardt," who ...