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Android malware apps with 2 million installs spotted on Google Play

A new set of Android malware, phishing, and adware apps have infiltrated the Google Play store, tricking over two million people into installing them.

Google to Pay $391 Million Fine For Silently Tracking User's Location

Google is agreed to pay a $391.5 fine with 40 state attorneys general for secretly tracking users' locations.

Google Plans To Launch Privacy Sandbox In Android 13 In 2023

Besides releasing Privacy Sandbox Android Beta, Google will also release Developer Previews, allowing to test the feature on limited devices.

Google, Microsoft can get your passwords via web browser's spellcheck

Enhanced Spellcheck features in Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge web browsers transmit form data, including personally identifiable information (PII) and in some cases, passwords, to Google and Microsoft respectively.

AdGuard launches first Manifest V3 ad blocker

Adguard developers are now ready for Google to enforce Manifest V3 policies on extensions developer. The company has announced the launch of the world's first Manifest V3-based ad blocker for Chrome.

Google will cripple Android VPN services that threaten to break advertisements

Google claims it is cracking down on VPN services that track user data and reroute traffic for ad monetization. The company will cripple apps that can interfere with or block advertisements.

Cyberspies use Google Chrome extension to steal emails undetected

A North Korean-backed threat group tracked as Kimsuky is using a malicious browser extension to steal emails from Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge users reading their webmail.

These 28+ Android Apps with 10 Million Downloads from the Play Store Contain Malware

Researchers have discovered dozens of malware-infected Android apps that have been downloaded more than 10 million times from the Google Play Store.

Google patches new Chrome zero-day flaw exploited in attacks

Google has released Chrome 103.0.5060.114 for Windows users to address a high-severity zero-day vulnerability exploited by attackers in the wild, the fourth Chrome zero-day patched in 2022.

Google Improves Its Password Manager to Boost Security Across All Platforms

Google has made a number of enhancements to its password manager service in an effort to make it more secure and consistent across platforms.

TikTok Assures U.S. Lawmakers it's Working to Safeguard User Data From Chinese Staff

In response to an FCC commissioner's request to remove TikTok from the Google Play and Apple app stores, the company sent a letter to U.S. lawmakers.

Zoom Patches ‘Zero-Click’ RCE Bug

The Google Project Zero researcher found a bug in XML parsing on the Zoom client and server.

Google Releases Android Update to Patch Actively Exploited Vulnerability

Google releases monthly security patches for Android with fixes for 37 vulnerabilities in various components.

Package Analysis Project: Google will help detect malicious open source packages

Google has pledged support for OpenSSF's Package Analysis Project for open source packages uploaded to popular repositories. It has also published the results which paint a rather interesting picture.

Chrome 101 has the first version of privacy-preserving ad profiling, landing today [Update: Out now!]

Google Chrome 101 is landing in the later hours of today. It is a milestone release because it contains the first implementation of Google's ad profiling mechanisms called the Topics API and FLEDGE.

Google removes apps for secretly copying phone numbers

More than a dozen apps were taken out of its Play Store for harvesting users' phone numbers.

Pervasive Apple Safari Bug Exposes Web-Browsing Data, Google IDs

The information-disclosure issue, affecting Macs, iPhones and iPads, allows a snooping website to find out information about other tabs a user might have open.

Google: We need an EU-US data transfer framework as soon as possible

Google has highlighted the urgent need for a robust EU-US data transfer framework in light of the recent ruling against the use of Google Analytics issued by Austrian data protection authorities.

Multiple Riskware Apps Flood Samsung “Galaxy Store” App Store

The riskware apps may trigger warnings on Google Play Store when downloading, but not on Samsung Galaxy Store.

Malicious Joker App Scores Half-Million Downloads on Google Play

Joker malware was found lurking in the Color Message app, ready to fleece unsuspecting users with premium SMS charges.

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