The recent DDoS attacks aimed at GreatFire, a website that exposes China's internet censorship efforts and helps users get access to their mirror-sites, and GitHub, the world's largest code hosting service, have been linked to the Great Cannon, an attack tool co-located with the Great Firewall of China.
Google has released Chrome 42 to the stable channel, and among the changes announced is one that will automatically block Oracle's Java plugin and other plugins that use the old NPAPI (Netscape Plugin API).
Dutch infosec firm Fox IT has spotted a lage scale malvertising campaign that seems to originate from Bulgarian Google ad reseller EngageLab.
Google is done with tolerating sneaky ad injectors and, following the results of a study they recently conducted, they removed from the Chrome Web Store 192 deceptive Chrome extensions that affected 14 million users.
In the wake of last week's incident caused by the issuance of unauthorized digital certificates for a number of Google domains by the hands of MCS Holdings, an intermediate CA operating under the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), Google has decided to make its Chrome browser no longer recognise the digital certificate issued by CNNIC as valid.
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