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Solved: How can I turn off ‘Web & App Activity’ and ‘Location History’ for Gmail accounts?

Problem We have a multiple of Gmail accounts active here which almost all are in use. Over the last few days, we have received some emails that contain the message “this is a reminder that your Web & App Activity setting is enabled” and “You’re receiving this email as you have activated Location History“. Please …

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MasquerAds abuse Google Ads

Updated on 2022-12-29 A new MasquerAds technique is being widely used by threat actors to abuse the Google Ads platform in an attempt to deliver a variety of malware to victims’ systems. Read more: “MasquerAds” — Google’s Ad-Words Massively Abused by Threat Actors, Targeting Organizations, GPUs and Crypto Wallets Overview: MasquerAds On the same note, …

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Google launched open-source OSV-Scanner

Updated on 2022-12-13: New tool—OSV-Scanner Google has open-sourced a new tool called OSV-Scanner that can find known vulnerabilities affecting a project’s dependencies. OSV-Scanner is a free tool that helps developers understand whether projects include dependencies that contain vulnerabilities. The scanner uses the OSV database to scan for vulnerabilities across various programming environments and dependency systems. …

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How do I boost productivity and improve efficiency using Google Assistant?

Google Assistant is a powerful artificial intelligence tool that is available to Android users, providing them with an unprecedented level of convenience. With Google Assistant, users are able to access a range of features and services without having to lift a finger. However, with so many features at one’s disposal, it can be difficult to …

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VenomSoftX malicious Google Chrome extension

Updated on 2022-11-23 VenomSoftX, a malicious Google Chrome extension, was found being deployed via cracked software. It can conduct man-in-the-browser attacks, steal cryptocurrencies, and perform other nefarious activities. Read more: ViperSoftX: Hiding in System Logs and Spreading VenomSoftX Overview Avast has analyzed recent changes in the operations of ViperSoftX, an infostealer that has been seen …

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SharkBot banking trojan malware

Updated on 2022-11-22 Antivirus maker Bitdefender said it identified four Android apps on the official Play Store acting as downloaders for the SharkBot banking trojan. The apps were file managers but also contained malicious code to help deploy malware on a user’s device after their Play Store installation. Read more: Android SharkBot Droppers on Google …

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Security researcher lands $70,000 for Google Pixel lock-screen bypass

Updated on 2022-11-13: Security researcher lands $70,000 for Google Pixel lock-screen bypass A vulnerability in all Google Pixel phones allowed anyone to easily bypass the lock screen, according to @xdavidhu. The bug was fixed on November 5 in an Android security update and tracked as CVE-2022-20465. The bug can be exploited with physical access to …

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Google Updates Chrome for Desktop

Google has updated the Stable channel for Chrome for desktop to version 107.0.5304.110 for Mac and Linux and 107.0.5304.106/.107 for Windows. The updated versions of the browser address 10 vulnerabilities, including six high severity issues. Note Your Chrome and Chromium browsers are affected here. Odds are, by now, the user’s browsers have already downloaded the …

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New Vultur malware hidden in Android app on Google Play Store

Updated on 2022-11-09 The Vultur Android banking trojan attained 100,000 downloads on the Google Play Store, stated an advisory by Cleafy. It masquerades as a fake utility app and can evade Google Play defenses. Read more: Vultur Android Banking Trojan Reaches 100,000+ Downloads on Google Play Store Updated on 2022-11-07: Vultur Mobile security firm Cleafy …

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Clicker Adware

Updated on 2022-10-21 Google Play Store removed 16 malicious apps, with a cumulative download of 20 million, that were propagating the Clicker malware for mobile ad fraud. Read more: Google Play apps with >20M downloads depleted batteries and network bandwidth Overview McAfee researchers have a report out on the Clicker adware, which they said they …

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