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Google Is Shutting Down The Google Earth API

Google Is Shutting Down The Google Earth API

By Chris Crum December 15, 2014

Google announced that it will stop offering its Google Earth API a year from now. The company says it’s going away for security reasons, and in accordance with its policy, will offer it for another year before turning it off. …

Google Fixes HTTPS Support For Trusted Stores Google Fixes HTTPS Support For Trusted Stores

As reported earlier this week, it was discovered that the Google Trusted Stores program was not supporting sites using HTTPS. This is rather strange considering how much Google has been pushing for sites to use it. Barry Schwartz at Search …

Googler Arrested in Nude Photo Extortion Scheme

The FBI has arrested an “Internal Technology Resident” at Google after he allegedly obtained nude photos of a Texas college student by way of a Gmail scam and subsequently used them in an attempt to extort more nude photos. 23-year-old …

HTTPS Sites Not Accepted As Google Trusted Stores? HTTPS Sites Not Accepted As Google Trusted Stores?

Well, here’s another one of those “Come on, Google” moments. You know how Google has been pushing sites to go HTTPS? Well, people trying to get into Google’s own Trusted Store program have been rejected because their sites use HTTPS. …

Google Launches Security Key For USB-Based Security Google Launches Security Key For USB-Based Security

Google announced a new way to enhance its 2-step verification security called Security Key, which works through a USB device. Security Key, Google says, is for “particularly security-sensitive” individuals. Don’t worry. If you’re just a common user, and want to …

eBay Restricts Shopping From Old Web Browsers eBay Restricts Shopping From Old Web Browsers

eBay announced that in an effort to make shopping more secure, it will restrict site access through older versions of web browsers. This is largely in response to the POODLE SSL 3.0 vulnerability recently discovered by Google. The company says …

Google Discovers ‘POODLE’ Vulnerability In SSL 3.0 Google Discovers ‘POODLE’ Vulnerability In SSL 3.0

Google announced that it has discovered a vulnerability (referred to as POODLE) in SSL version 3.0, the details of which can be found here. Bodo Möller of the Google Security Team found the issue along with fellow Googlers Thai Duong …

Dropbox Accounts Compromised, Company Denies Hack Dropbox Accounts Compromised, Company Denies Hack

According to reports, hundreds of Dropbox usernames and passwords were leaked online as a preview to a larger alleged leak of 7 million accounts. As The Next Web reports, a thread appeared on reddit pointing to files with the leaked …

Snapchat: Alleged Photo Hack Wasn't Our Fault Snapchat: Alleged Photo Hack Wasn't Our Fault

Photos taken and transmitted via Snapchat may or may not have leaked on Thursday, but if they did, Snapchat assures you that its servers were never breached and it’s the fault of unauthorized third-party apps. Early Friday, Business Insider reported …

JPMorgan Chase Sees Big Data Breach JPMorgan Chase Sees Big Data Breach

JPMorgan Chase, the largest banking institution in the U.S., revealed that 76 million household accounts and 7 million small business accounts were compromised in a recent cyberattack – an attack that was previously disclosed, but was much larger than first …

Bash Bug Said To Be Worse Than Heartbleed Bash Bug Said To Be Worse Than Heartbleed

It feels like major security vulnerabilities are more common than ever, and there’s a big one freaking out the blogosphere being referred to as “shellshock”. It was discovered by a Red Hat security team in the Bash shell. Security expert …

Home Depot Data Breach Affected 56 Million Cards Home Depot Data Breach Affected 56 Million Cards

The world’s biggest home improvement store has just given us the specifics on the lengthy data breach it confirmed a little over a week ago. According to the company, the attack put 56 million credit cards at risk. “Criminals used …

Gartner: 3/4 Mobile Apps Unsecure Through 2015 Gartner: 3/4 Mobile Apps Unsecure Through 2015

In general, we shouldn’t consider mobile apps particularly secure for the foreseeable future. That is if Gartner is correct in its latest analysis. The firm said this week that over 75% of mobile apps will fail basic security tests through …

Millions Of Gmail Passwords Leaked Millions Of Gmail Passwords Leaked

According to various reports, starting with Russia’s CNews, nearly five million Gmail usernames and passwords were leaked, and published to a Russia Bitcoin forum. You can see the original report in Russian here, but The Daily Dot recaps: Much of …

LinkedIn Announces New Security Tools LinkedIn Announces New Security Tools

LinkedIn announced that it is giving users access to three new tools to help them better control their account and data. This includes a way to see all the places you’re logged into your account, a new data export tool, …

Automattic Announces BruteProtect Acquisition Automattic Announces BruteProtect Acquisition

Automattic, the company that runs WordPress, announced that it has acuiqred BruteProtect, which makes a plugin and service for protecting sites from malicious logins, and saves server resources to help sites run faster. The plugin, according to the company, also …

Yahoo Acquires Ad Security Company ClarityRay Yahoo Acquires Ad Security Company ClarityRay

Yahoo has acquired ClairtyRay, a company that has in the past dealt with getting around ad blockers, but has since been more about ad security and fraud detection. In a message on its homepage, ClarityRay says: Our vision has always …