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  • Google Increases its Bug Bounty Program Reward Money

    It is a well-known notion that the higher the prize money, the greater will be the effort to win it. Same goes for bug bounty programs. These are specially designed programs that allow white hat hackers and upcoming or novice security researchers to identify prevalent vulnerabilities in their latest hardware/software products. A majority of tech […]

  • Google to Protect Mac Chrome Users with Additional “Safe Browsing” Alerts

    It is a fact that lately, malware attacks against Mac devices are on the rise. Chrome users are being targeted rather continuously even on macOS systems; therefore, Google has now decided to broaden the security measures for macOS devices. The primary objective behind this decision is to ensure that users enjoy well-guarded and safe browsing […]

  • Google Discloses Critical Existing Bug in Internet Explorer and Edge

    It is evident that Google does not like Microsoft, but it is also a fact that Microsoft is lazy at fixing critical vulnerabilities in its cyber infrastructure. Take the example from 2015 when researchers exposed an 18-year-old “Redirect to SMB” vulnerability which allowed attackers to steal data from all versions of Windows operating system. Now, security researchers […]

  • Was Your Google Account Unexpectedly Signed Out Today? Company Explains Why

    Earlier today, Google account holders around the world faced an unexpected situation where they were asked to re-enter their login credentials to sign in. Naturally, users did so and they successfully got to access their accounts once again. However, suddenly there was a huge uproar that this might be a result of a phishing attack […]

  • Gmail’s Spam Filter Not Impenetrable For Hackers

    Most of us today use Gmail as our primary email platform. It is indeed a very useful platform that is known for its efficiency and effectiveness. However, Gmail may not be as effective as we think it is. According to a recent research conducted by Renato Marinho at Morphus Labs, Gmail does not seem to spam emails that are […]

  • 38% of Android VPN Apps on Google Play Store Plagued with Malware

    Downloading an application means that you are allowing the software open access to your mobile phone and all the data that is stored on it. Many a time, these applications are used for spying purposes by an individual or state-sponsored group of hackers. The criticism received by ZTE and Huawei for collecting and sending data to China shows how these […]

  • Google Maps Will Soon Find Parking Spot for You

    Imagine a scenario where you are late for a movie because you can’t find a parking spot or if you found one it is far away from the cinema. Now imagine a scenario where you are not only able to find the location you are trying to visit but also detailed directions on where you can find the safest and […]

  • Gmail Phishing Scam Stealing Credentials Through Infected Attachment

    Malicious threat actors are using exclusively designed URLs to deceive users into providing their Gmail credentials. This latest phishing campaign, discovered by security experts, utilizes a very effective phishing attack that can trick even the most alerted users and tech-savvy people. The campaign involves sending infected messages to the contacts from an already infected computer. […]

  • Android-compatible Google Daydream VR Controller Hacked to Run on iOS

    Genius researcher Ups the Game for Social Engineers by Getting Android-compatible Google Daydream VR Controller to run on the Incompatible iOS Platform. Conducting data breach is old school skill now- hacking a gadget and making it run on an incompatible platform is the real deal. Infecting a system and carrying out hack attacks is no […]

  • Beware: Android Super Mario Run is Actually Malware; Don’t Download It

    Super Mario game is loved by all, elders, adults and young ones alike. The game has been released on iOS but not on Android OS, yet. Android device owners have been waiting anxiously for the game to be released so that they could enjoy it while on the go. We do know that android users […]

  • You can Download Music, Videos, Webpages and View them Offline with Chrome 55 for Android

    Google always bring exciting products and features. Recently, the Internet giant announced that next Google Chrome update for PC will make it consume less RAM. The company also added alerts against visiting malicious sites, fake play, close, download buttons and misleading ads to tackle spam. Now, after making YouTube and GoogleMaps accessible in offline mode the official […]

  • Gooligan Attack on Android: Millions of Google Accounts Compromised

    Android is undoubtedly one of the most vulnerable operating systems for smartphones with hackers developing new Android malware every 17 seconds. To prove the point researchers have exposed a malware campaign known as “Gooligan” that has been targeting Android users and so far has breached more than 1 million Google accounts of users around the […]

  • Hacker finds flaw in Gmail allowing anyone to hack any email account

    Pakistani Student and a White Hat hacker Discovered a Vulnerability in Gmail’s Verification process that Allowed Hijacking of any email Account. It is a well-known fact that Google loves to give novice programmers, white hat hackers and security researchers an opportunity to prove their skills and capabilities by participating in Google’s Vulnerability Reward program. Also […]

  • Hackers Earn $215,000 for Hacking Nexus 6P, iPhone 6S

    Tencent Keen Security Lab Team Hackers Win $215,000 for Infecting a Fully Updated and Patched Nexus 6P. Challenging White Hat Hackers through competitions and bounties for identifying potentially harmful security flaws in latest or upcoming devices is currently the hot trend in the digital world. It is rather interesting to let security teams work hard and […]

  • The next Google Chrome update will make it consume less RAM

    Google Chrome’s next update will make the browser consume less RAM than it usually does. We all know and we all use the all-great Google Chrome. What we also know that as web technologies become more advanced day by day, the burden on our not so advanced RAMs becomes greater and greater. To address this issue […]

  • SpyNote Trojan (RAT); Yet Another Bad News for Android Users

    SpyNote RAT was found leaked on a dark net forum — The researchers have warned about downloading Android apps from a third-party site to avoid this RAT infecting your device. Hackers love targeting Android devices due to its open source model and Google’s weak bouncer system that lets malicious apps pass by on the official Play […]

  • Google Says ‘a bug’ removed West Bank and Gaza from the map

    Palestine on GoogleMaps never existed — However, ‘West Bank’ and ‘Gaza from the map were recently removed due to a“software bug.” Over the past week, there has been a lot of buzz on social media about Google removing Palestine from Google Maps – Truth is that Palestine was never even on Google Map since the beginning […]

  • Fake Pokémon Go app contains RAT; takes full control of infected device

    Alert for Pokémon Go app users on Android — Cyber criminals have uploaded a fake copy of Pokémon Go gaming app which is actually infected with RAT that has a unique capability of taking over the smartphone! The new Pokémon Go app was recently released for iOS and Android devices but who could have predicted that […]

  • Good Bye Passwords as Google Plans a Different Verification Option

    Android users will be able to log in to services using a combination of their face, typing patterns and how they move! Google has channeled efforts to provide Android apps users a much reliable and easier substitute to the ever-so-complicated logins and passwords with Trust API. Trust API is a new and novel feature that […]