What’s new in WebView security

Posted by Xiaowen Xin and Renu Chaudhary, Android Security Team The processing of external and untrusted content is often one of the most important functions of an app. A newsreader shows the top news articles and a shopping app displays the catalog of items for sale. This comes with associated…

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Free ebook download: Practical Internet of Things Security

Practical Internet of Things Security A practical, indispensable security guide that will navigate you through the complex realm of securely building and deploying systems in our IoT-connected world Learn to design and implement cyber security strategies for your organization Learn to protect cyber-physical systems and utilize forensic data analysis to…

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Pixel Security: Better, Faster, Stronger

Posted by Paul Crowley, Senior Software Engineer and Paul Lawrence, Senior Software Engineer Encryption protects your data if your phone falls into someone else’s hands. The new Google Pixel and Pixel XL are encrypted by default to offer strong data protection, while maintaining a great user experience with high I/O…

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2017 Android Security Rewards

Posted by Mayank Jain and Scott Roberts of the Android Security team Two years ago, we launched the Android Security Rewards program. In its second year, we’ve seen great progress. We received over 450 qualifying vulnerability reports from researchers and the average pay per researcher jumped by 52.3%. On top…

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Microsoft’s Customer Guidance for WannaCrypt attacks and security update, including Windows XP, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2003

In these two day, many Windows users affected by the malicious “WannaCrypt” software. Microsoft posted “Customer Guidance for WannaCrypt attacks“, the steps to stay protected. Additionally, Microsoft are taking the highly unusual step of providing a security update for all customers to protect Windows platforms that are in custom support only, including…

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Keeping Android safe: Security enhancements in Nougat

Posted by Xiaowen Xin, Android Security Team Over the course of the summer, we previewed a variety of security enhancements in Android 7.0 Nougat: an increased focus on security with our vulnerability rewards program, a new Direct Boot mode, re-architected mediaserver and hardened media stack, apps that are protected from…

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App Security Improvements: Looking back at 2016

Posted by Rahul Mishra, Android Security Program Manager In April 2016, the Android Security team described how the Google Play App Security Improvement (ASI) program has helped developers fix security issues in 100,000 applications. Since then, we have detected and notified developers of 11 new security issues and provided developers…

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You can now control your Blink security cameras with Amazon Alexa

Lately I’ve been looking at security cameras for homes and small businesses. Among the different options, Blink makes a very compelling proposal. Forget about wires and always-on connectivity, forget about monthly plans and limited server storage, the system works wire-free, hassle-free, and well, completely free after the hardware purchase. You just…

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