Internet Traffic Hijack Disrupts and Redirects Google to China and Russia

An internet redirect hijack that rerouted traffic through Russia and China disrupted multiple Google services, including cloud-hosting and searches, on Monday. According to independent analysis, the cause of the issue was a redirect of traffic through Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Russia, China and Nigeria.…

Google Makes Two-Factor Authentication a Seamless No-Brainer

Google has built-on its two-factor system to introduce the feature for iOS users through their Gmail app, which will fundamentally enab Two-factor authentication, arguably the most commercial modern implementation of an enhanced retail security solution, has received a boost toward wider adoption from Google. Two-factor…

Google Research: Phishing Poses the Greatest Cybersecurity Threat

A new study by Google has revealed insights to better explain how emails and other accounts are hacked and hijacked by malicious hackers. A 12-month study wherein Google partnered the University of California, Berkeley to provide a better understanding on how customer accounts are hijacked…

Google Docs Users Hit with Massive Phishing Attack

On Wednesday morning (PST), users of the popular Google Docs software suite were targeted in a comprehensive phishing campaign that allowed attackers to obtain victims’ contact lists while accessing their Gmail accounts to spread spam. The sweeping phishing campaign saw people across a number of…

A Billion Mobile Apps are Vulnerable to Account Hijacking

Three researchers from the University of Hong Kong have determined that third-party applications that allow for single sign-on processes via Facebook and Google by supporting the OAuth 2.0 protocol are exposed to account hijacking. Earlier this month, three Chinese researchers from the University of Hong…

iOS Masque Attack: A Worrisome Attack Targeting iOS 7+ Devices

Are you an iPhone or an iPad user? A worrisome vulnerability within iOS allows attackers to install impostor apps on your device and steal sensitive information.

Google Allows 2-Step Authentication via a Physical USB Key

Starting today, Google started offering an extra layer of security for its users when logging into their accounts. It comes in the form of a physical USB key which can be purchased for under $20. The USB key is based on the Universal 2nd Factor…