Researcher Earned $10,000 by Finding XSS Vulnerability in Google Maps

Israeli cybersecurity specialist Zohar Shachar talked about his discovery of XSS vulnerability in Google Maps in 2019, and then found out that Google was unable to fix it from the first time. The issue was related to the Google Maps feature that allows users to create their own maps. Such maps can be exported in… Continue reading Researcher Earned $10,000 by Finding XSS Vulnerability in Google Maps

Google cloud services are used for phishing

Attackers, whose main goal is to steal various credentials, are increasingly turning to public cloud services to host decoy files and phishing pages. Even Google services are now being used for phishing. Check Point experts warn that earlier this year they discovered a campaign, which was abusing Google cloud services. The scammers have developed an… Continue reading Google cloud services are used for phishing

Linus Torvalds approved exclusion of the terms slave, blacklist and others from the Linux kernel code

More recently, we talked that the IT community has also returned to discussing inappropriate and offensive terminology under the influence of Black Lives Matter protests that swept across the United States (and not only). Linus Torvalds did not stand aside and approved excluding the terms slave, blacklist, and others from the Linux kernel code. Many… Continue reading Linus Torvalds approved exclusion of the terms slave, blacklist and others from the Linux kernel code

Google Maps helps users protect themselves from COVID-19

Google has added a number of new features to its mapping service to help users protect themselves from COVID-19. Google Maps now provides travelers and people on duty with public transport information on how the COVID-19 pandemic could affect their trip. Among other updates, now the Google Maps application will display notifications of restrictions imposed… Continue reading Google Maps helps users protect themselves from COVID-19

Google experts talked about vulnerabilities in Apple operating systems

Google Project Zero specialists discovered and described many vulnerabilities in Apple’s operating systems. For example, they are part of the Image I/O framework, which is used for parsing images and is part of iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS. Overall were identified 14 vulnerabilities, six of which directly affect Apple Image I/O, and eight more problems… Continue reading Google experts talked about vulnerabilities in Apple operating systems

Due to the pandemic Google developers re-enabled FTP support for Chrome

Most recently, I wrote that Firefox developers plan to remove from their browser support for the FTP protocol, as consider it to be unsafe. At the same time, Google re-enabled FTP support for Chrome. Google developers have been talking about abandoning FTP since 2014, since very few browser users (0.1-0.2%) use the protocol. In 2018,… Continue reading Due to the pandemic Google developers re-enabled FTP support for Chrome

Firefox Refuses to Support FTP Protocol

ZDNet reports that Mozilla developers consider FTP to be an insecure protocol and will soon refuse to support it in Firefox. Therefore, users will no longer be able to upload files via FTP, and may not be able to view the contents of FTP links and folders in a browser. “We do this for security… Continue reading Firefox Refuses to Support FTP Protocol

More than 40% of Android users are at risk of cyberattacks

According to a study by Which company, more than 40% of active Android users around the world use OS version 6.0 or earlier. Therefore, they will not receive security updates and are at risk of cyberattacks. One of the main complaints about the Android mobile operating system has always been related to the lack of… Continue reading More than 40% of Android users are at risk of cyberattacks

Google faces record $5 billion fine in EU, ordered to remove Chrome from Android

Google breached EU competition rules while requiring to preinstall its apps on Android phones. The impending decision from the EU watchdog has come to pass: Google has been fined a record €4.3 billion ($5.1 billion) for abusing the Android operating system’s dominance in the smartphone market, the largest fine imposed on a company in EU… Continue reading Google faces record $5 billion fine in EU, ordered to remove Chrome from Android