Many users - if not all - have experienced downloading a free screensaver or game without looking at the small print and consequently getting their browser unwittingly saddled with an unwanted toolbar, add-on or homepage.
A very convincing phishing attempt aimed at harvesting users' Google account credentials has been spotted by a security researcher (click on the screenshot to enlarge it): The email takes the form of a notice from Google, saying that a suspicious sign-in attempt has been prevented, and urging users to check the account activity.
An alarming proportion of Android applications can find and open private photographs on smartphones, track users’ locations, divulge e-mail addresses over the internet and leak address books and phone logs, according to an analysis of 836,021 Play Store Android applications.
Google has, once again, called security researchers to participate in its annual Pwnium contest scheduled to be held at the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver in mid-March.
Several security flaws in the popular Google Chrome browser can be exploited to turn the computer into a surreptitious listening device, claims Israeli developer Tal Ater.
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