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Posts Tagged ‘Google Apps’

700,000 Potentially Malicious Apps Removed From Google Last Year

Google recently released their Play Store stats for 2017.  The results are both encouraging and disheartening.  Overall, Google caught and removed more than 700,000 malicious apps from the Play Store, minimizing ...

Inappropriate Ads Found In Some Game Apps for Kids

Normally, Google's robust series of checks and audits are pretty good at catching malicious code and preventing it from making its way to the Play Store.  Sometimes, however, something slips through ...

Vulnerabilities Found In Some GPS Services

A duo of researchers stumbled across a series of vulnerabilities in literally hundreds of GPS services that leave sensitive GPS tracking data open to hackers.  Dubbed "Trackmageddon" by the researchers, the ...

Vertical Video Support On YouTube For iOS Finally Here

The owners of Android devices have been able to properly view vertical videos for more than two years, but for Apple users, it was a different story. Instead of getting the ...

Chrome OS To Get App Multitasking Soon

Chromebooks have brought Android apps to a much wider market, making them accessible to virtually everyone, but the Chrome OS has always lagged behind other platforms developmentally. One of its most serious ...

Google Can Still Track You With Location Services Disabled

Google recently found itself in a bit of hot water after an investigation by Quartz revealed that the company was intrusively collecting location data on literally every Android device in use today. ...

Be Careful Of Downloads – Google Play Store Sees Malware Increase

Google's Play Store is under siege. In recent month, there has been a sharp spike in malware campaigns launched against the store, with a shocking number of poisoned apps slipping past Google's ...

Android Bug Found In Adaptive Icons

Do you use apps that employ the new "Adaptive Icons" feature introduced in Android Oreo? If so, be aware that there's a serious flaw in the code that could send your device ...

Popular Chrome Ad Blocker Faked, 30k Users Infected With Malware

“Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me,” as the saying goes. Unfortunately, Google has now been fooled by the same trick twice. For the second time in ...

Extensions In Popular Web Browsers Found To Have Vulnerabilities

Security researchers in Europe have discovered a pair of flaws that relate to modern web browsers’ extension system. Exploiting these flaws would allow a patient and determined hacker to determine with absolute ...