Google patches critical vulnerability for Androids with Qualcomm chips

In April’s update for the Android operating system (OS), Google has patched 28 vulnerabilities, one of which is rated critical for Android devices equipped with Qualcomm chips. You can find your device’s Android version number, security update level, and Google Read More …

YouTube ordered to reveal the identities of video viewers

Federal US authorities have asked Google for the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and user activity of accounts that watched certain YouTube videos, according to unsealed court documents Forbes has seen. Of those users that weren’t logged in when they watched Read More …

CVE-2024-21412: DarkGate Operators Exploit Microsoft Windows SmartScreen Bypass in Zero-Day Campaign

The Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) recently uncovered a DarkGate campaign in mid-January 2024, which exploited CVE-2024-21412 through the use of fake software installers. During this campaign, users were lured using PDFs that contained Google DoubleClick Digital Marketing (DDM) open redirects Read More …

Google saves your conversations with Gemini for years by default

Don’t type anything into Gemini, Google’s family of GenAI apps, that’s incriminating — or that you wouldn’t want someone else to see. That’s the PSA (of sorts) today from Google, which in a new support document outlines the ways in Read More …

Ex-Google CEO’s secret startup to build Ukraine AI-powered $400 kamikaze drones

In a groundbreaking venture that was under wraps until the beginning of this month, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt has created White Stork, a startup set to revolutionize warfare with its development of low-cost kamikaze drones. Although Storks are normally Read More …

YouTube shows ads for ad blocker, financial scams

After performing local experiments for a few months, YouTube recently expanded its effort to block ad blockers. The move was immediately unpopular with some users, and raised some questions in Europe about whether it was breaking privacy laws. In addition, Read More …

Okta breach happened after employee logged into personal Google account

Okta has revealed details about a recent breach which exposed files belonging to customers. As Malwarebytes explained in their article about 1Password being a victim of this breach, it’s normal for Okta support to ask customers to upload a file Read More …

Backchannel Diplomacy: APT29’s Rapidly Evolving Diplomatic Phishing Operations

During the lead up to Ukraine’s counteroffensive, Mandiant and Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) have tracked an increase in the frequency and scope of APT29 phishing operations. Investigations into the group’s recent activity have identified an intensification of operations centered Read More …