Articles Tagged with "Google"


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Gmail Introduces Suspicious Activity Warning

July 05, 2010 from: Saumil's Infosec Blog

Recently, My gmail account was hacked by some botnet which sent out e-mails to all my contact asking them to check out a website. I only realized this when I checked my gmail "Sent Mail" folder and had to immediately send a warning message to all my contacts telling them that my account was hacked and not to click on any links from my previous mails.

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Even Einstein Can’t Track Google’s “Script Kiddie” Hackers

March 09, 2010 from: AEON Security Blog

News surrounding the attacks at Google and other companies are a dime a dozen and, while we have not seen any evidence publicly disclosed, we too can speculate along with everyone else. My first thoughts surrounding the news of the attack led me to believe that the compromise may have been an inside job.

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Nevermind, I Was Wrong, Google Is Evil

February 15, 2010 from: Rsnake's blog at ha.ckers.org

I [,RSnake have] been waiting a while to do this post - several weeks actually since my original post. In that post, I applauded Google’s apparent interest in reigning censorship as “the first really truly non-evil thing I have seen Google do in years”. Since then, I thought it appropriate to give them some time to sift through the nuances of their blog post - you know, to give t...

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Phishing With Google Wave

February 10, 2010 from: Rsnake's blog at ha.ckers.org

...a good article on how to phish Google Wave users using malicious gadgets. This is precisely what Tom Stracener and I were talking about in our presentation at DefCon and Blackhat a few years back - except this is for Wave instead of iGoogle. Either way the point is the same - when you let other people control content that is embedded in your site, you are at the mercy of whatever they chose to ...

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Defending Against Advanced Persistent Threats

February 08, 2010 from: AEON Security Blog

Google and other major companies and the report is both interesting and questionable. I have no reservations about the levels of expertise coming out of Mandiant or their findings; I do however, have reservations about the explanations and interpretation of what was summarized in the Wired article.

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Forget Blaming Microsoft or Google – Blame Yourself

January 22, 2010 from: AEON Security Blog

People from all walks of life including influential decision makers are quickly firing off ye ole “Blame Microsoft” rants this week after another debacle involving Google and China. The debacle involved so-called State Sponsored (from China) “hacktivities” to compromise Gmail accounts. The attacks were – as we’re told – targeted towards Internet Explorer v...

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Security researcher IDs China link in Google hack

January 20, 2010 from: Office of Inadequate Security

The malicious software used to steal information from companies such as Google contains code that links it to China, a security researcher said Tuesday. After examining the back-door Hydraq Trojan used in the hack, SecureWorks researcher Joe Stewart found that it used an unusual algorithm to check for data corruption when it transmits information. The source code for this algorithm, “only se...

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Wait, Google - I Thought You Were Evil!

January 12, 2010 from: Rsnake's blog at ha.ckers.org

News is fast hitting about Chinese hacks against Adobe and Google. Very interesting stuff. But beyond the hacks themselves - in Google’s case targeting Chinese political dissidents - is this interesting news:

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Google Safe-Browsing and Chrome Privacy Leak

August 24, 2009 from: Rsnake's blog at ha.ckers.org

Some more advice from Robert "RSnake" Hansen on why you shoulld be careful if using Google's Chrome browser.

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Mozilla shuts Firefox e-store after security breach

August 05, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Mozilla shuttered its online store late Tuesday after finding out that the firm it hired to run the backend operations of the company’s e-tailing business had suffered a security breach.

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Running JavaScript in Chrome Despite View-Source

July 11, 2009 from: Rsnake's blog at ha.ckers.org

A post from Rsnake over at ha.ckers.org about a Google Chrome browser vulnerability where javascript is executed while using the "Browse Source" function - ouch!

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