Google Forcing Accounts To Use Two Factor Authentication

Google recently announced that they’re planning to auto-enroll some 150 million user accounts into two factor authentication (2FA). The company prefers the term two-step verification (2SV). The company had this to say about the planned move: “…because we know the best way to keep our users safe is to turn on our security protections by default, we have started to …

New Dangerous Android Malware Is Infecting Millions

Researchers from Zimperium zLabs have detected a nasty, dangerous, global malware campaign that has managed to infect more than 10 million Android devices from around the world in more than 70 different countries. As with most malware campaigns this one relies on social engineering to spread. The first stage of the infection process is that the hackers have to get …

Google Is The Most Popular Search Result On Bing

It’s good to be the King and in the world of search Google is the undisputed King. That fact has made the tech giant something of a target however. Google has been sued repeatedly and investigated by both the US Congress and the EU’s General Court owing to its dominant position in the realm of search. Many of the court …

WhatsApp Mods On Android Devices May Contain Malware

Are you a WhatsApp user? If you are you may have heard of the FMWhatsApp mod. It promises to improve the WhatsApp user experience by improving user privacy, giving access to custom chat themes, emoji packs from other social networking sites, app locking via a customizable PIN, and more. Hackers have hijacked this legitimate and helpful mod. It’s somewhat hard …

Recent Android App Update Caused Calling And Answering Issues

Google’s Android app is the most installed app of all time with more than 5 billion installations. That matters because recently the company reported the existence of a serious bug in the app’s latest update. The company had this to say about the issue: “After the latest update to the Google Search App on Android, the users of certain mobile …

Coalition Of Big Names Coming Together To Fight Ransomware

If you’re worried about ransomware attacks know that help is on the way. The CISA (Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency) has announced a partnership with some of the biggest names in tech. The specific purpose of this collaborative effort called the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative is to put an end to ransomware and other serious cyber threats. In recent years …

Google Working On One Tap Solution To Password Issue

Internet users are notoriously bad at selecting secure passwords for the sites they frequently use that require a login. Surveys reveal that more than a third of internet users are in the habit of using the same password across multiple sites. The danger is that if a hacker breaches one of your accounts then many of your others may be …

Google May Phase Out Secure Lock Icon For Websites

Google has had a long history of taking steps to make the web more secure for everyone. One of their early moves involved warning users via popup box when they surfed their way to a site that did not use the secure socket (HTTPS) protocol. This warning was good for users but didn’t do anything to prompt website owners to …

Google Improving Security And Transparency For Android Apps

Google recently announced some additional details relating to their “Safety Section” feature of the Google Play store. This is part of an ongoing effort to make the Play Store a safer and more transparent place. At the center of this plan is a new requirement that app developers must share details about what information their apps collect, how the collected …

Latest Version Of Chrome Gets Additional Security Enhancements

Google has recently released Chrome 92. The latest version of the browser includes a raft of high value updates and has fixes for a number of high severity security issues. Here’s a quick overview: Chrome for iOS now allows users to lock their “incognito” browsing tabs. This secures them with either a passcode or your TouchID. The new security feature …