Google Inc Personalized Encryption Keys Might Put An End To Cloud Hacking

Google Inc. is now giving enterprise clients the option to encrypt data on cloud services using their own security keys, promising complete user control over the security of entire data on the cloud platform. Leonard Law, product manager at Google, posted the official news announcing the arrival of the beta version of Customer-Supplied Encryption Keys […]

Google wants to make its own lightweight OS for the Internet of things called Brillo

Google is making a real time operating system for the Internet of things. And it isn’t doing it as part of Nest. Google is making its own version of an operating system for the Internet of things called Brillo, and it’s doing so completely outside of its Nest smart home devices division that currently makes […]

Google starts blocking badly behaving Gmail extensions

How to deal with untrustworthy third-party add-ons that could endanger your own users? Prevent them from loading – if you can. That’s what Google recently did with Gmail extensions that load code that interferes with the users’ Gmail session or malware that can compromise their email’s security. In order to do it, Google has begun […]

New Google API simplifies the reCAPTCHA experience

Google has simplified the authentication process by introducing an updated CAPTCHA that simply asks users whether they are a bot. Google’s new API simplifies the reCAPTCHA experience, product manager Vinay Shet said. Google has provided a significant update to its reCAPTCHA authentication system with the intent to simplify the process. The CAPTCHA is a type of […]

Apple, Google encryption ‘not helping’ criminal investigation: AFP

Access to encryption technology, the growth of cloud services, and the Internet of Things pose challenges to the way the Australian Federal Police (AFP) investigates both traditional and online criminal activity. Speaking at the CeBIT GovInnovate conference in Canberra on Wednesday, AFP assistant commissioner and national manager for high-tech crime operations Tim Morris said that […]

Google Chrome drops support for early Intel Macs

Google is rolling out Chrome browser version 39 to OS X users. This brings a big change – a shift from 32-bit to full and exclusive 64-bit support. By switching Chrome to 64-bit, Google hopes that it will be faster and use less memory. The update also patches over 40 vulnerabilities. But there is a […]

Google offers new Apps and Activities dashboards and free Zix encryption

Google has bolstered the security of its Apps platform with new reports providing insight into the number of devices accessing the account over the past month. The Devices and Activity dashboard displayed all devices active on an account in the last 28 days and those still signed in. Security director and mentalist Eran Feigenbaum said […]

Google releases enterprise malware watchdog called ‘Santa’ for Mac OS

While some consumers find Apple’s XProtect anti-malware enough protection for their Mac, most enterprises running Apple machines don’t, including Google, which has developed its own lockdown software. Dubbed Santa, the software developed by Google’s Macintosh Operations Apple Team “keeps track of binaries that are naughty and nice”. Google released the tool on GitHub last week […]

This is how Google is dealing with ‘right to be forgotten’ requests

Google is employing a big team of lawyers, engineers and paralegals who have so far evaluated over half a million URLs that were requested to be delisted from search results by European citizens, the company said. About six months after the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) gave Europeans the right to compel […]

A new critical flaw affects Android OS except Lollipop

The security researcher Jann Horn discovered a privilege escalation flaw that affects Android OS devices except the Lollipop version. A critical vulnerability affects the Android OS versions prior to 5.0 that could be exploited by an attacker to bypass ASLR and run arbitrary code on a target device under specific conditions. The vulnerability was fixed in […]