Blog Posts Tagged with "Google"

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Google: Black Hat or White Hat?

April 23, 2013 Added by:Larry Karisny

Google has a perfect opportunity to be a leader in cybersecurity. Google’s recent network -- and acquisitions and hires -- in Austin, Texas, is an opportunity to do security right the first time.

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Turkey – Another story on use of fraudulent digital certificates

January 04, 2013 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

It’s the news of the day, a fraudulent digital certificate that could be used for active phishing attacks against Google’s web properties. Using the certificate it is possible to spoof content in a classic phishing schema or perform a man-in-the-middle attack according Google Chrome Security Team and Microsoft experts.

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Bad Piggies, Graffiti and the IRT

December 21, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn

Chrome users have almost no way of evaluating the trustworthiness of Chrome extension publishers because Google doesn’t have any reputation ranking system, nor does it review applications and extensions before they’re published...

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Google Transparency Report: Let's Read it Together

November 17, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Government surveillance is one of the most interesting security topics. In many cases governments for various reasons, such as Homeland Security, spy on users tracking their activities on the Internet, intercept their communications, and gain access to email accounts...

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Should Businesses Be Able to Google Customers?

July 08, 2012 Added by:Allan Pratt, MBA

It should come as no surprise that businesses are taking advantage of the public’s fascination of placing their day-to-day activities on social networking sites. This may seem inappropriate and offensive, and it might be – but for the moment, it’s not illegal. We have only ourselves to blame...

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Google's Worst Security Idea Ever

June 06, 2012 Added by:Jeffrey Carr

Google announced that it will notify a subset of its Gmail customers if they're the victim of a State-sponsored attack. Google's advice is FUD-inducing for people who aren't targets and insufficient for those who are. I have to wonder what Google was thinking when it created this awful program...

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More on Banking 2.0 - Who Ya Gonna Trust?

May 01, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes

Banks sit on a far higher level of the trust spectrum than do companies like Google and Apple – at least in consumers minds. A study commissioned in 2010 that found that telecoms were seen as the second most trusted group, after banks, for securing personal information...

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A History of Google's Government Sales

March 14, 2012 Added by:Jeffrey Carr

Every technology company sells to the government, and compared to Microsoft and Apple the google numbers are pretty low. But since Google is more intimate with our search habits and email content than anyone else, these statistics still make me a little uncomfortable...

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Google Releases Vulnerability Fixes with Chrome 17.0.963.65

March 05, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Google has released Chrome 17.0.963.65 for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Google Chrome Frame which provides fixes for multiple vulnerabilities identified may have allowed for denial-of-service (DoS) attacks or the execution of malicious arbitrary code...

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Google Circumvents Browser Privacy - Why We Need Do Not Track

February 26, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

One way that Google can prove itself as a good actor is by providing meaningful ways for users to limit what data is collected. It’s time Google's third-party web servers start respecting Do Not Track requests, and time for Google to offer a built-in Do Not Track option...

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Google Wants to Get to Know You Better... Uh-Oh

February 19, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan

The company that started out as a little search engine has grown into a behemoth that dabbles in everything from social networking to picture sharing to 3D modeling. And it plans to integrate information pulled from all of those Google services you use to learn more about you...

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What Actually Changed in Google’s Privacy Policy

February 14, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Google did a great job of informing users that the privacy policy had been changed through emails and notifications. Unfortunately, while the policy might be easier to understand, Google did a less impressive job of publicly explaining what in the policy had actually been changed...

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WOMMA Releases Social Media Marketing Privacy Guidelines

January 19, 2012 Added by:Headlines

WOMMA applauds the FTC's efforts at making transparency a key point. While it is not yet clear what effect these developments have had on the online marketing industry - we appreciate the agency's efforts to allow industry leaders to develop self-regulatory initiatives...

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The Subtle Art of OSINT: Open-Source Intelligence

January 11, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

The use of OSINT has grown. Earlier on, these sources of information that were being culled and combed through by the likes of Langley, now can be easily done by the likes of you and I with a few tools on the web or applications that you can install on your machines at home...

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Western Companies in Collusion with Chinese Oppression

September 21, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Entering into the Chinese market as a search engine or social media provider is an ethical mine field. In the hands of authorities determined to police their subjects, search engines and social media platforms such as Facebook can become a potent tool of online repression..."

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Is Social Media Eroding Our Privacy?

September 05, 2011 Added by:Allan Pratt, MBA

As we have become more and more absorbed in social media, when was the point that we stopped caring about our confidential information? When did we lose control of our privacy? Is the simple solution to blame Mark Zuckerberg? Or should we blame companies who want access to our data?

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