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4 Major Privacy and Security Updates From Google You Should Know About

Google has announced a number of user-facing and under-the-hood changes in an attempt to boost privacy and security, including rolling out two-factor authentication automatically to all eligible users and bringing iOS-styled privacy labels to Android app listings.

Google wants to enable multi-factor authentication by default

Google strives to push all its users to start using two-factor authentication (2FA), which can block attackers from taking control of their accounts using compromised credentials or guessing their passwords.

Over 750,000 Users Downloaded New Billing Fraud Apps From Google Play Store

Researchers have discovered a new set of fraudulent Android apps in the Google Play store that hijack SMS notifications for billing scams.

Update Your Chrome Browser to Patch 2 New In-the-Wild 0-Day Exploits

Google patches two security vulnerabilities in Chrome for Windows, Mac, and Linux, both of which it says are under active exploitation.

Google Chrome 90 released with HTTPS as the default protocol

Google has released Chrome 90 today, April 14th, 2021, to the Stable desktop channel, and it includes security improvements, a new AV1 encoder, and the default protocol changed to HTTPS.

Google, Apple Both Track Mobile Telemetry Data, Despite Users Opting Out

Google’s Pixel and Apple’s iPhone both in privacy hot seat for siphoning mobile device data without consent.

Google to Face Lawsuit Over Tracking Users in 'Incognito' Mode

A judge in the US has directed Google to face a class-action lawsuit seeking $5 billion, that claimed the tech giant is tracking and collecting data even when people use 'Incognito' mode

Google Warns Mac, Windows Users of Chrome Zero-Day Flaw

The use-after-free vulnerability is the third Google Chrome zero-day flaw to be disclosed in three months.

New Chrome 0-day Bug Under Active Attacks – Update Your Browser ASAP!

Google today rolled out fixes for yet another zero-day vulnerability in Chrome web browser that is being abused in the wild. Update Your Browser ASAP!

Previously legitimate Barcode Scanner app sends malware update to millions

Google has removed a popular Android barcode scanner app with over 10 million installs from the Play Store after researchers found that it turned malicious following a December 2020 update.

Google Chrome Zero-Day Afflicts Windows, Mac Users

Google warns of a zero-day vulnerability in the V8 open-source engine that's being actively exploited by attackers.

Microsoft rolls out password autofill to iOS, Android, and a new extension

Microsoft is rolling out autofill capabilities to Microsoft Authenticator on iOS and Android. The company also announced a new Autofill extension for Google Chrome.

Google fixes Chrome zero-day actively exploited in the wild

Google has addressed an actively exploited zero-day security vulnerability in the Chrome 88.0.4324.150 version released today, February 4th, 2020, to the Stable desktop channel for Windows, Mac, and Linux users.

Over a Dozen Chrome Extensions Caught Hijacking Google Search Results for Millions

Over a dozen Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge browser extensions—dubbed 'CacheFlow' collectively—caught hijacking Google search results.

Bugs in Signal, Facebook, Google chat apps let attackers spy on users

Vulnerabilities found in multiple video conferencing mobile applications allowed attackers to listen to users' surroundings without permission before the person on the other end picked up the calls.

Google to add new password protection features in Chrome 88

Google will add new capabilities to Chrome that will let you fix weak passwords and update your saved passwords in one place. These new updates are coming in the next few weeks as part of Chrome 88.

New Attack Could Let Hackers Clone Your Google Titan 2FA Security Keys

A new side-channel attack could let hackers extract your private two-factor authentication encryption keys from Google Titan Security Keys and clone.

A Google Docs Bug Could Have Allowed Hackers See Your Private Documents

Google has patched a bug that could've allowed attacker to potentially steal screenshots of sensitive Google Docs documents.

28 Chrome And Edge Third-Party Extensions Found Infected With Malware

Researchers found numerous third-party extensions on Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge infected with malware. The malware hijacked traffic supposedly for monetary gains. In all, these extensions affected around three million users globally.

High-Severity Chrome Bugs Allow Browser Hacks

Google has updated its Chrome web browser, fixing four bugs with a severity rating of “high” and eight overall. Three are use-after-free flaws, which could allow an adversary to generate an error in the browser’s memory, opening the door to a browser hack and host computer compromise.

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