Google’s email service crumbled yesterday for about 40 minutes, leaving millions of enterprise and consumer users without access to their cloud-stored email.
Gmail didn’t fall down due to a denial-of-service attack as was reported initially yesterday (which was quickly amended), despite no initial evidence to suggest that it was. The search giant said on its dashboard status pages: “Although our engineering team is still fully engaged on investigation, we are confident we have established the root cause of the event and corrected it.” Continue reading Worldwide Gmail, Chrome crash caused by sync server error
Google has been forced to temporarily deactivate a security feature in Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) intended to make it harder to pirate paid-for apps. The feature resulted in some purchased apps no longer working after devices on which they were installed on were restarted, requiring the user to reconfigure or even reinstall them. According to a bug report on Google Code, affected apps include several live wallpapers and applications with widgets or access to Google’s account system. Continue reading Google forced to temporarily deactivate copy protection for Android apps
Google is warning Gmail users that the company believes that they may be targeted in state-sponsored attacks.
Though Google did not mention the Chinese government by name, China has been a frequent target of such allegations since Google blamed the country’s government for the Aurora attacks. Tuesday, Eric Grosse, Google’s vice president of security engineering, blogged that the company is constantly on the lookout for malicious activity on its systems, particularly attempts to illegally access user accounts. Continue reading Google to Warn Gmail Users of Possible State-Sponsored Cyber-Attacks
Google showed a great deal of confidence ahead of the CanSecWest conference this year when it announced plans to offer up to $1 million in rewards for a successful exploit against its Chrome browser. The company even launched its own Pwnium contest. Continue reading Google’s Chrome Web Browser Hacked at CanSecWest
Not all tracking cookies are created equal, and as Google just reminded us, neither are the ways in which your browser handles them. Here’s what the five major browsers do for your cookie ‘problem.’
Google’s latest public display of cookie addiction ( bypassing Safari’s privacy settings and Violating Internet Explorer’s Privacy Settings)revealed that while the ad side of Google enthusiastically embraces third-party cookies, the browser division is more hesitant. Here’s how the five major browsers–Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Opera–protect you from those third-party tracking cookies. Continue reading Do your know how to set your browser to starve cookie monster ?