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XSS vulnerability allowed penetrating Google’s internal systems

google xss bug

Back in February of this year, 16-year-old bug-hunter from their Czech Republic, Thomas Orlita, discovered a dangerous vulnerability in a Google backend application. Discovered bug allowed stealing cookies from company’s internal applications and user’s cookies, and with their help organize phishing attacks and access other parts of Google internal network. The problem was fixed in April, and, after waiting some …

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Google announced adding two new functions in Chrome browser

Google Chrome

Google plans to add in its browser two new functions – support of cookie-files from same websites and protection from taking digital fingerprints. Company announced both functions on the annual I/O 2019 conference. In what version of Chrome will arrive additional protection, is not reported. The most significant change will touch cookies-files processing and will base on IETF standard that …

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Google Play Protect turned up to be the least effective Android protection

Google Play Protect

As show results of recent antivirus solutions testing for Android, solely usage of Google Play Protect is insufficient for ensuring safety from cyberthreats. Researchers from AV-TEST analyzed 19 antivirus products on their effectiveness, functionality and convenience of usage. On every of these three parameters applications was scored with maximum of 6 points for effectiveness and convenience and 1 point for …

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Through vulnerabilities in Chrome for iOS traffic directs on commercial websites

Chrome for iOS

Experts from Confiant company that specializes on tracing malware advertisement campaigns say that hackers often use vulnerability in Chrome for iOS for redirecting iPhone and iPad users on fraud websites. Researchers already reported Google about the issue and its developers analyze this information. Most likely, that soon they will issued a patch. Existing bug allows attackers to use malware code …

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Gmail was a first mail service that launched safety standards MTA-STS and TLS Reporting support

Gmail

According to Google message, Gmail became first big mailing service that supports new safety standards MTA-STS and TLS Reporting. Both standards are extensions for Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) that is a protocol used for sending of all emails today. MTA-STS and TLS Reporting assist email-services in establishing cryptographically protected connections with each other. In some kind, it is prevention …

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