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  • Google boots unwanted ad injector extensions from Chrome Web Store

    02.04.2015

    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.

  • Google decides to stop trusting CNNIC certificates

    02.04.2015

    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.

  • US tech giants urge Congress to curb mass digital surveillance

    27.03.2015

    As the date of the expiry of Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act draws near, a wide range of tech companies, privacy advocates, and trade associations have asked the US president, US politicians and prominent government officials to reform US surveillance laws.

  • Half of all Android devices vulnerable to installer hijacking attacks

    25.03.2015

    A critical Android vulnerability that has been discovered over a year ago and responsibly disclosed to Google and other Android manufacturers can be exploited by attackers to trick users into downloading malicious apps from third-party stores.

  • Polymorphic security warnings more effective than same, static ones

    19.03.2015

    In the last year or so, we have witnessed Google becoming increasingly interested in providing effective warnings that would spur users into making good decisions regarding the security of their computers and their information.




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Researchers track Android users by collecting accelerator readings

A group of researchers have demonstrated that Android users' movements can be tracked by simply analyzing the data provided by the devices' accelerometers and orientation sensors.


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