Panda Security has identified malicious apps on Google Play that can sign users up to premium SMS subscription services without their permission.
As part of Google’s ongoing commitment to encourage women to excel in computing and technology, Google is offering five grants to women in security to attend the Hack In The Box Amsterdam conference in May.
Google is constantly tweaking its bug bounty and patch reward program, and the latest change consists of another broadening of scope and reward amount increases.
Many users - if not all - have experienced downloading a free screensaver or game without looking at the small print and consequently getting their browser unwittingly saddled with an unwanted toolbar, add-on or homepage.
A very convincing phishing attempt aimed at harvesting users' Google account credentials has been spotted by a security researcher (click on the screenshot to enlarge it): The email takes the form of a notice from Google, saying that a suspicious sign-in attempt has been prevented, and urging users to check the account activity.