Google logins: JavaScript now required

Google now requires users to enable JavaScript before logging in for extra security measures. But wait, hasn’t JavaScript been used in cyberattacks? We take a look at the impact of Google’s decision.

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A week in security (August 20 – August 26)

A roundup of the security news from August 20 – 26, including a look at insider threats, several breaches, and what tech giants Google and Facebook are doing about their privacy issues.

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New Android P includes several security improvements

With its release around the corner, we take a close look at the Android P security improvements and how the newest version of Android will better protect the privacy and data of its users.

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What’s the real value—and danger—of smart assistants?

Smart assistants are programmed to eavesdrop on you in order to await commands. Sometimes they’re dangerous, and other times downright hilarious. What’s the real value in these devices?

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Researchers discover vulnerabilities in smart assistants’ voice commands

Security researchers have now found new ways to exploit voice recognition weaknesses in your favorite home device: smart assistants. You may want to listen in.

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Tech support scammers find new way to jam Google Chrome (updated)

Browsers are usually the first point of contact between victims and threat actors. With a few bits of code, crooks manage once again to freeze Google Chrome and scare users into calling for assistance.

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Facebook phishers want you to “Connect with Facebook”

Facebook phishers link from bogus landing pages hosted on sites(dot)google(dot)com URLs. What do they want? Your data.

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Mobile Menace Monday: Chrome declares war on unwanted redirects

Google initiates their plans to implement new changes in Chrome to defend against annoying web redirects.

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Google reminds website owners to move to HTTPS before October deadline

To encourage website owners and service providers to move to HTTPS, Google began sending out emails to remind them that their sites will be marked as insecure if they don’t comply. This is the latest step in the search giant’s long-term effort of creating a safer web experience for every user.

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Mobile Menace Monday: Implications of Google Play Protect

Along with the recent release of Google’s new OS Android 8.0 Oreo, they also released a new security suite known as Google Play Protect.

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