Google Releases New Framework to Prevent Software Supply Chain Attacks – Tempemail

As software supply chain attacks emerge as a point of concern in the wake of SolarWinds and Codecov security incidents, Google is proposing a solution to ensure the integrity of software packages and prevent unauthorized modifications. Called “Supply chain Levels for Software Artifacts” (SLSA, and pronounced “salsa”), the end-to-end framework Continue Reading

UK regulator warns Google about accepting scam adverts | Financial Conduct Authority- Tempemail

The City regulator has warned it will take legal action against Google and social media companies if they continue to accept advertisements for online financial scams that have flourished during the pandemic. The Financial Conduct Authority’s head of enforcement, Mark Steward, told the Treasury select committee on Monday that the Continue Reading

Google Workspace Now Offers Client-side Encryption For Drive and Docs – Tempemail

Google on Monday announced that it’s rolling out client-side encryption to Google Workspace (formerly G Suite), thereby giving its enterprise customers direct control of encryption keys and the identity service they choose to access those keys. “With client-side encryption, customer data is indecipherable to Google, while users can continue to Continue Reading

Google to Let Android Users Opt-Out to Stop Ads From Tracking Them – Tempemail

Google is tightening the privacy practices that could make it harder for apps on Android phones and tablets to track users who have opted out of receiving personalized interest-based ads. The change will go into effect sometime in late 2021. The development, which mirrors Apple’s move to enable iPhone and Continue Reading

Google Chrome to Help Users Identify Untrusted Extensions Before Installation – Tempemail

Google on Thursday said it’s rolling new security features to Chrome browser aimed at detecting suspicious downloads and extensions via its Enhanced Safe Browsing feature, which it launched a year ago. To this end, the search giant said it will now offer additional protections when users attempt to install a Continue Reading

Malvertising Campaign On Google Distributed Trojanized AnyDesk Installer – Tempemail

Cybersecurity researchers on Wednesday publicized the disruption of a “clever” malvertising network targeting AnyDesk that delivered a weaponized installer of the remote desktop software via rogue Google ads that appeared in the search engine results pages. The campaign, which is believed to have begun as early as April 21, 2021, Continue Reading

Google Researchers Discover A New Variant of Rowhammer Attack – Tempemail

A team of security researchers from Google has demonstrated yet another variant of the Rowhammer attack that bypasses all current defenses to tamper with data stored in memory. Dubbed “Half-Double,” the new hammering technique hinges on the weak coupling between two memory rows that are not immediately adjacent to each Continue Reading

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

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. “Today we ask people who have enrolled in two-step verification (2SV) to confirm Continue Reading

Alphabet: revenue soars for Google owner as Covid lockdown boom continues | Alphabet

Google’s parent company, Alphabet, more than doubled its profits to a record $17.9bn (£12.9bn) in the first quarter, as the lockdown-enforced surge in the use of digital services fuels an advertising boom for the Silicon Valley giant. The performance smashed Wall Street’s expectations, with profits jumping 162% year on year Continue Reading

Australia’s competition watchdog wants to reduce phone app duopoly of Apple and Google | Apps

People should be given a choice of apps other than the default Apple and Google phone apps when setting up a new device, under a raft of proposals from Australia’s competition watchdog to reduce the duopoly the two tech giants have over the app store marketplaces. The Australian Competition and Continue Reading