Category Archives: Google

Worldwide Gmail, Chrome crash caused by sync server error

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

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Google forced to temporarily deactivate copy protection for Android apps

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 to Warn Gmail Users of Possible State-Sponsored Cyber-Attacks

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

Facebook profiles can be hijacked by Chrome extensions malware

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Cybercriminals are uploading malicious Chrome browser extensions to the official Chrome Web Store and use them to hijack Facebook accounts, according to security researchers from Kaspersky Lab. The rogue extensions are advertised on Facebook by scammers and claim to allow changing the color of profile pages, tracking profile visitors or even removing social media viruses. Continue reading Facebook profiles can be hijacked by Chrome extensions malware

Google’s Chrome Web Browser Hacked at CanSecWest

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

How to Remove Your Google Search History Before Google’s New Privacy Policy Takes Effect

Google has been collecting  search history personalization. Google sometimes personalizes your search results based on your past search activity on Google. This search history personalization includes searches you’ve done and results you’ve clicked. Since the information used to customize your results differs depending on whether you’re signed-in or signed-out, the instructions for turning off search history personalization are a little different in each case as described below.  Continue reading How to Remove Your Google Search History Before Google’s New Privacy Policy Takes Effect

Do your know how to set your browser to starve cookie monster ?

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 ?