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Android And Google Play Security Rewards Programs Surpass $3M In Payouts
20th Sep 2018 [4 days ago] from Google Security
Posted by Jason Woloz and Mayank Jain, Android Security Privacy Team[Cross-posted from the Android Developers Blog]Our Android and Play security reward programs help us work with top researchers from around the world to improve Android...
Introducing The Tink Cryptographic Software Library
30th Aug 2018 [25 days ago] from Google Security
Posted by Thai Duong, Information Security Engineer, on behalf of Tink teamAt Google, many product teams use cryptographic techniques to protect user data. In cryptography, subtle mistakes can have serious consequences, and understanding...
Evolution Of Android Security Updates
22nd Aug 2018 [one month ago] from Google Security
Posted by Dave Kleidermacher, VP, Head of Security - Android, Chrome OS, Play[Cross-posted from the Android Developers Blog]At Google I/O 2018, in our Whats New in Android Security session, we shared a brief update on the Android security...
A Reminder About Government-backed Phishing
20th Aug 2018 [one month ago] from Google Security
Posted by Shane Huntley, Threat Analysis GroupTLDR: Government-backed phishing has been in the news lately. If you receive a warning in Gmail, be sure to take prompt action. Get two-factor authentication on your account. And consider enrolling...
Expanding Our Vulnerability Reward Program To Combat Platform Abuse
15th Aug 2018 [one month ago] from Google Security
Posted by Eric Brown and Marc Henson, Trust SafetySince 2010, Google’s Vulnerability Reward Programs have awarded more than $12 million dollars to researchers and created a thriving Google-focused security community. For the past two...
Google Public DNS Turns 8.8.8.8 Years Old
10th Aug 2018 [one month ago] from Google Security
Posted by Alexander Dupuy, Software EngineerOnce upon a time, we launched Google Public DNS, which you might know by its iconic IP address, 8.8.8.8. (Sunday, August 12th, 2018, at 00:30 UTC marks eight years, eight months, eight days and...
Mitigating Spectre With Site Isolation In Chrome
11th Jul 2018 [2 months ago] from Google Security
Posted by Charlie Reis, Site IsolatorSpeculative execution side-channel attacks like Spectre are a newly discovered security risk for web browsers. A website could use such attacks to steal data or login information from other websites...
Compiler-based Security Mitigations In Android P
27th Jun 2018 [3 months ago] from Google Security
Posted by Ivan Lozano, Information Security Engineer [Cross-posted from the Android Developers Blog]Androids switch to LLVM/Clang as the default platform compiler in Android 7.0 opened up more possibilities for improving our defense-in-depth...
Better Biometrics In Android P
21st Jun 2018 [3 months ago] from Google Security
Posted by Vishwath Mohan, Security Engineer[Cross-posted from the Android Developers Blog]To keep users safe, most apps and devices have an authentication mechanism, or a way to prove that youre you. These mechanisms fall into three categories:...
End-to-end Encryption For Push Messaging, Simplified
5th Jun 2018 [4 months ago] from Google Security
Posted by Giles Hogben, Privacy Engineer and Milinda Perera, Software Engineer [Cross-posted from the Android Developers Blog]Developers already use HTTPS to communicate with Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM). The channel between FCM server...
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