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Microsoft Issues Advisories for Chrome and Opera

April 20, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The first vulnerability affecting both browsers could have allowed access to private information. The second one that affected only Chrome exploited a weakness in how the browser accessed memory, and could have allowed an attacker to execute code within the Google Chrome Sandbox...

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Microsoft Slams Google Over FISMA Certification Claims

April 12, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Google can’t be under the misimpression that FISMA certification for Google Apps Premier also covers Google Apps for Government. If that were the case, then why did Google, according to the attachments in the DOJ brief, decide to file a separate FISMA application?"

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What's Next for the FTC's Proposed Privacy Framework?

April 04, 2011 Added by:David Navetta

Shortly after the FTC Privacy Framework's release and its “Do Not Track” proposal, the response was robust to say the least. Several major web browsers announced support for a browser-based means of defeating persistent online tracking...

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Comodo Fingers Iranian Hackers in Digital Certificate Heist

March 24, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"We believe these are politically motivated, state-driven/funded attacks. One of the origins of the attack that we experienced is from Iran. What is being obtained would enable the perpetrator to intercept Web-based email/communication," said Melih Abdulhayoglu, the CEO and founder of Comodo...

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Google Says Microsoft MHTML Bug Exploited by China

March 21, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Google has blamed the Chinese government for problems accessing Gmail. Google "noticed some highly targeted and apparently politically motivated attacks against our users. We believe activists may have been a specific target. We’ve also seen attacks against users of another popular social site..."

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Google Plays Lost and Found With Gmail Accounts

March 02, 2011 Added by:Headlines

What is quite interesting about the event is the revelation from Google that the data for Gmail is backed up on tapes. Yes, Google, which maintains some of the largest network storage systems in the world, backs up data on relatively antiquated tapes...

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Gmail Data Vanishes Into the Cloud

February 28, 2011 Added by:Headlines

More than a few Gmail users logged into their accounts this weekend to find that all of their email, chats, photos, and documents were no longer available. Many of the affected users were simply greeted with the Gmail "welcome" message as if their accounts were newly created...

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Mobile Apps Vulnerable to Malicious Bypass Code

February 21, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The ongoing assumption has been that applications offered in the app marketplace have been vetted for security, but McAfee researchers have evidence that some mobile applications that have been approved for distribution may not be as secure as consumers would expect...

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Google Offers Two-Factor Authentication Option

February 10, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Starting Thursday all Google users can choose to turn on a so-called 'two-factor authentication' feature, which will require them to type in a special, short-lived second password in addition to their normal password to get into their account..."

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Google Warned of MPAA Copyright Infringements

February 09, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The MPAA has apparently issued more than 100 warnings to Google regarding copyright infringement over the last few months. The MPAA warnings are usually directed at P2P file sharing users who trade movies online, but sending them to Google is enforcement on a whole new level...

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Google Adds Security to Search

February 08, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

"Now we’re expanding the search results notifications to help people avoid sites that may have been compromised and altered by a third party, typically for spam. When a user visits a site, we want her to be confident the information on that site comes from the original publisher..."

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Cyber Arms Intelligence Report: Egypt and the Kill Switch

February 07, 2011 Added by:Dan Dieterle

The protests in Egypt have touched off controversy here in the US over Obama’s internet kill switch. Joe Lieberman and his co-sponsors are planning on introducing the Cyber Security and American Competitiveness Act of 2011 during the current session in congress...

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Google Adds Authentication to Google Apps

February 04, 2011 Added by:Bill Gerneglia

By implementing DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) at no additional cost to Google Apps users, the company says it is giving email senders a way to validate who they are in a manner that spam filters recognize, therefore ensuring higher message delivery rates to recipients...

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Google Bounty: $20K to Hack Chrome at Pwn2Own

February 03, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Google has set a $20K bounty for the successful hacking of the Chrome browser in the Pwn2Own 2011 competition. To exploit a sandboxed program like Chrome, researchers require two vulnerabilities: The first to allow their attack code to escape the sandbox, and a second to exploit a Chrome bug...

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Privacy Legal Risk Environment Shifts Again

February 01, 2011 Added by:David Navetta

Companies that handle personal information, especially those that provide online behavioral advertising services, and those that purchase or participate in such services, should consider a risk assessment of their policies, processes and activities in order to reduce legal risks...

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IPv6 Upgrade Could Lock Out Millions of Internet Users

January 20, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"IPv6 experts say some Internet users will experience slowdowns or have trouble connecting to IPv6-enabled websites because they have misconfigured or misbehaving network equipment, primarily in their home networks. Corporate users also could experience IPv6 brokenness..."

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