Google - Infoworld en Many Chrome browser extensions do sneaky things <p>An analysis by security researchers of 48,000 extensions for Google's Chrome browser uncovered many that are used for fraud and data theft -- actions that are mostly undetectable to regular users.</p> <p>The study, due to be <a href="" target="_blank">presented</a> Thursday at the Usenix Security Symposium in San Diego, forecasts growing security problems around extensions as cyber criminals tap into the rich data contained in Web browsers for profit.</p> Applications Security Google Google Chrome Application Security Cyber Crime Web Browsers Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:08:05 +0000 admin 248775 at Google's Docker tool taps Apache Mesos for cluster management <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="Google's Docker tool taps Apache Mesos for cluster management" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Google's <a href="">Kubernetes project</a>, an orchestration and management system for Docker, is gaining a lineup of collaborators and partners that's remi Applications Cloud Computing Open Source Software Virtualization Docker Google Application Virtualization Open Source Software Cloud Computing Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 248745 at Google acquires Jetpac to boost image recognition know-how <p>Google has acquired Jetpac, known for image recognition and processing.</p> <p>Jetpac <a href="" target="_blank">wrote on its website</a> that it's joining Google, and would be removing its app from the App Store in the coming days. The company will stop offering support on Sept. 15, it said. Google confirmed the deal but had nothing to add to what Jetpac wrote, a spokeswoman said via email.</p> The Industry Standard Google M&A Search Engines Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:08:47 +0000 admin 248593 at How hackers used Google to steal corporate data <p>A group of innovative hackers used free services from Google and an Internet infrastructure company to disguise data stolen from corporate and government computers, a security firm reported.</p> <p>FireEye discovered the campaign, dubbed Poisoned Hurricane, in March while analyzing traffic originating from systems infected with a remote access tool (RAT) the firm called Kaba, a variant of the better known PlugX.</p> Application Development Data Center Networking Security Google Internet Application Development Data Loss Prevention Hacking Malware Data Center Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 admin 247941 at Android has good reason to fear Apple's resurgence <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="Android has good reason to fear Apple's resurgence" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>In recent weeks, a drumbeat has grown among tech analysts that Apple's iPhone is poised for massive uptake while <a href="" target="_blank">Android</a></p> Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Apple Google Samsung Android iOS iPad iPhone Smartphones Tablets Fri, 08 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 247729 at Google acquires Emu texting and virtual assistant app <p>Google has acquired Emu, a text-messaging app with a built-in virtual assistant created by a veteran of Apple's Siri team.</p> <p>The Emu team announced the acquisition in <a href="" target="_blank">a blog post Wednesday</a>. Emu and Google did not disclose the details of the deal.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Google M&A Mobile Apps Instant Messaging Thu, 07 Aug 2014 11:43:50 +0000 admin 247850 at Google lowers search ranking of websites that don't use encryption <p>Websites that aren't encrypting connections with their visitors may get a lower ranking on Google's search engine, a step the company said it is taking to promote better online security practices.</p> <p>The move is designed to spur developers to implement TLS (Transport Layer Security), which uses a digital certificate to encrypt traffic, signified by a padlock in most browsers and "https" at the beginning of a URL.</p> Applications Security Google Internet Encryption Search Engines Thu, 07 Aug 2014 11:39:38 +0000 admin 247877 at Google ships 64-bit Chrome for OS X <p>Google has promoted the 64-bit version of Chrome for Windows to the browser's more stable Beta distribution channel, and boosted Chrome for OS X to 64-bit on the more preliminary Canary and Dev builds.</p> <p>Chrome for Windows 64-bit shifted to Beta on July 30 after about <a href="" target="_blank">two months on the less-polished Canary and Dev lines</a>. Google has touted the 64-bit version as more stable and faster than its 32-bit predecessor, which has been the Chrome standard since its 2008 debut.</p> Applications Google Google Chrome Internet Web Browsers Wed, 06 Aug 2014 11:42:38 +0000 admin 247780 at Is your Dropcam live feed being watched by someone else? <p>Dropcam, the popular video monitoring camera, bills itself as "super simple security." But a pair of researchers plan to show at the Defcon hacking conference later this week how a Dropcam could be a weak point.</p> <p>Patrick Wardle and Colby Moore, both of whom work for security firm <a href="" target="_blank">Synack</a>, tore apart a $200 Dropcam and figured out how its software works.</p> Security Google Internet of Things Hacking Intrusion Detection Mon, 04 Aug 2014 11:45:17 +0000 admin 247566 at Google makes Hangouts more enterprise friendly <p>Google is looking to make your work day a bit more social and is taking its Google Hangouts into the business arena.</p> <p>The company is trying to make it easier for enterprises to use <a href="" target="_blank">Hangouts</a> for face-to-face, if not in-person, meetings, according to Clay Bavor, vice president of product management for Google Apps.</p> Applications Google Google+ Social Networking Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:05:21 +0000 admin 247385 at Microsoft, IBM make gains against Amazon in cloud services <p>Microsoft and IBM are gaining momentum in the cloud infrastructure services market, putting pressure on Amazon and outpacing rival Google, according to a new study.</p> <p>While <a href="" target="_blank">Amazon</a>, the <a href="" target="_blank">cloud</a> market leader, retained its position, it can no longer claim to be bigger than its closest four competitors combined, noted a report from analyst firm Synergy Research Group.</p> Cloud Computing Google IBM Microsoft Amazon Web Services Hybrid Cloud IaaS PaaS Private Cloud Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:34:40 +0000 admin 247233 at Cyber criminals ride Google coattails in DDoS attacks <p>The easy access Google's Web crawlers have to sites is increasingly being exploited by cyber criminals in launching distributed denial-of-service attacks, a security vendor says.</p> <p>Fake Web crawlers accounted for 4 percent of the total number of legitimate ones, called Googlebots, <a href="" target="_blank">analyzed by</a> Incapsula.</p> Security Google Cyber Crime Malware Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:09:51 +0000 admin 247075 at Google to face privacy suit over new user data policy <p>A California court has allowed a privacy class action suit against Google to continue, though only in part.</p> <p>After evaluating each claim of each sub-class in the suit, Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal has allowed two claims of the "Android Application Disclosure Subclass," which includes all persons and entities in the U.S. that acquired an Android-powered device between Aug. 19, 2004 and the present, and downloaded at least one Android application through the Android Market or Google Play.</p> Mobile Technology Google Android Internet Privacy Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:50:05 +0000 admin 246834 at Google Chrome dumps 30-year-old Windows technology <p>Google last week said that it was finally ditching a 30-year-old technology to display fonts on Web pages in its Chrome browser for Windows.</p> <p>In an announcement Thursday about some of the notable changes in Chrome for version 37, which reached Google's Beta build channel earlier that day, a software engineer said the preview relied on Microsoft's DirectWrite technology.</p> Applications Google Google Chrome Web Browsers Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:04:00 +0000 admin 246626 at Google bug-hunting Project Zero could pose trouble for software developers <p>Google's launch of a bug-hunting initiative has raised concerns over how the company will handle conflicts with vendors unable to patch software before Google's deadline for reporting vulnerabilities.</p> <p>Tussles with software developers are sure to occur during Google's effort, <a href="" target="_blank">announced Tuesday</a>, to find zero-day vulnerabilities before they can be exploited by cyber criminals.</p> Security Google Application Security Patch Management Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:24:44 +0000 admin 246456 at Docker welcomes Google 'validation,' but sees more work ahead <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="" alt="Docker welcomes Google 'validation,' but sees more work ahead" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p> Cloud Computing Open Source Software The Industry Standard Docker Google Application Virtualization Linux Open Source Software Cloud Computing Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 246316 at Google thinks global Internet security with Project Zero <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="Google thinks global Internet security with Project Zero " width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Google is increasing its efforts in Internet security and is looking to hire security researchers for its newly formed Project Zero team.</p> Security Google Intrusion Detection Security Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:46:27 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 246253 at Google to tour Europe to discuss right-to-be-forgotten ruling <p>Google is going to tour Europe with a band of external advisers this fall to discuss a landmark ruling by Europe's top court that gave people the right to have personal information excluded from search engine listings in Europe.</p> <p>Under this so-called right to be forgotten, search engines such as Google could be forced upon request to remove results for queries that include a person's name, if the results shown are inadequate, no longer relevant, or excessive.</p> Application Development Big Data Google Intellectual Property Internet Privacy Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:05:12 +0000 admin 246023 at Google launches 'cookie choices' site to let users know how they're being tracked <p>Google has launched a new site, <a href="" target="_blank"></a>, to help visitors of European sites learn more about the digital breadcrumbs they leave behind through cookies.</p> <p>The <a href="" target="_blank">site</a> includes code that publishers can use to incorporate notifications into their own sites and apps. The notifications could take the form of pop-up alerts or a bar at the top of the screen, ostensibly to give details like the visitor's browsing history or profile information.</p> Applications Networking Security Google Internet Internet Privacy Search Engines Tue, 01 Jul 2014 11:51:30 +0000 admin 245321 at Google terminates Quickoffice apps on Android, iOS <p>As Google last week <a href="">introduced new features for its online and Android productivity apps</a>, it also quietly announced that it has halted development on Quickoffice and would soon pull the free software from the Google Play and Apple App Store.</p> Mobile Technology Google Android iOS Mobile Apps Office Software Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:41:57 +0000 admin 245248 at