The Google Play Store is seeing a wave of malware-infested apps like never before. Four separate security companies have reported —or are preparing to release reports— on malware campaigns currently underway via Android apps available on the Play Store.
Google has emailed Android app developers and has informed them of plans to remove all apps that misuse the Accessibility service from the Play Store.
Research carried out by Google engineers and academics from the University of California, Berkeley and the International Computer Science Institute has revealed that phishing attacks pose a more significant threat to users losing access to their Google accounts when compared to keyloggers or password reuse.
Google announced plans today for three new Chrome security features that will block websites from sneakily redirecting users to new URLs without the user or website owner's consent. One of these features has the potential to stop malvertising attacks.
Google has published this month's Android security bulletin, and the company provided a fix for the KRACK vulnerability that came to light last month.
A bug in the new "Adaptive Icons" feature introduced in Android Oreo has sent thousands of phones into infinite boot loops, forcing some users to reset their devices to factory settings, causing users to lose data along the way.
A Romanian bug hunter has found three flaws in Google's official bug tracker, one of which could have been used to exposed sensitive vulnerabilities to unauthorized intruders.
Late yesterday afternoon, Google announced plans to deprecate and eventually remove PKP support from the Chromium open-source browser, which indirectly means from Chrome.
Google's new Play Protect security system did not survive its first real-world tests, and the system was ranked dead last in an experiment carried out by German antivirus testing lab AV-Test.
Google has added support in Android for an experimental feature that will encrypt DNS requests and prevent network-level attackers from snooping on user traffic.
Google has launched a bug bounty program for popular apps available on its Play Store. Dubbed the Play Security Reward Program, the bug bounty will be offered through the HackerOne platform and is not aimed at Google's own Android apps.
Google Chrome engineers are considering adding a special browser permission that will thwart the rising trend of in-browser cryptocurrency miners.
No good deed remains unpunished, they say, and so is the case of the recent spat between Google and Microsoft's security teams.
Google released earlier today version 62 of its Chrome browser that comes with quite a few new features but also fixes for 35 security issues.
Google announced yesterday three new security features for Chrome that will help the company's browser detect and fight intrusive extensions and invasive software.
A new report released earlier this week estimates that Kotlin will surpass Java as the primary programming language used for Android apps by December 2018.