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How Google Analyzes the Security and Privacy Behavior of Android Apps
Privacy

How Google Analyzes the Security and Privacy Behavior of Android Apps

Google has developed a new classification algorithm for mobile apps in the Play store that enables the company to group apps together based on their relative security characteristics and help users better understand what they’re installing. Known as peer group analysis, the technique relies on Google’s deep insight into the apps in […]

Android Ransomware Threatens to Leak Victim Data
Device Security, Hacking

Android Ransomware Threatens to Leak Victim Data

The attacker community is continuing to expand the variety of ransomware strains it creates, including a recent variant that doesn’t encrypt victims’ files but instead threatens to send personal data and photos to their contacts. Researchers at McAfee discovered this ransomware variant buried within a couple of apps in the […]

Google Adds New Anti-Phishing Feature to G Suite
Authentication

Google Adds New Anti-Phishing Feature to G Suite

Google is rolling out a new security feature for enterprises customers of its G Suite hosted apps that allows administrators to choose exactly which apps have access to user data. The feature is designed as a barrier against phishing attacks, many of which try to fool or confuse users into […]

Free Wildcard Certificates Coming From Let’s Encrypt
Authentication, Privacy

Free Wildcard Certificates Coming From Let’s Encrypt

Let’s Encrypt, the certificate authority that provides free digital certificates for site owners, plans to expand its service soon by offering wildcard certificates, as well, beginning in January. The move is designed to enable site owners to secure their main domain, along with as many subdomains as they own, with just one […]

Google Patches Broadpwn Flaw in July Android Update
Device Security

Google Patches Broadpwn Flaw in July Android Update

Google has released its monthly set of Android patches for July, a release that includes fixes for many, many remote-code execution vulnerabilities, the highlight of which is a serious bug in some Broadcom chipsets that affects a lot of Android devices, as well as some iPhones. That vulnerability, which is known […]

Ukrainian Police Seize Servers in NotPetya Investigation
Device Security, Hacking

Ukrainian Police Seize Servers in NotPetya Investigation

UPDATE–Police in Ukraine have confiscated several servers from the software company that develops the M.E. Doc accounting software that is believed to have been an unwitting part of the distribution process for the NotPetya ransomware. Soon after the emergence of NotPetya last week, security researchers from several organizations zeroed in on […]