A $7 million fine imposed by 38 US states will settle an investigation into Google's grab of private data - including emails, text messages, browsing histories and passwords - from unsecured wireless networks as its cars patrolled neighborhoods, snapping photos around the world.
Today's Google Doodle celebrates what would have been the 61st birthday of Douglas Adams, the British satirical author who gave the world The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy...
Google just slammed the door on a number of vulnerabilities in Chrome.
Just two days before its flagship browser was due to go under public hacking scrutiny at a Canadian security conference...
Attackers could - until Google issued a fix last Thursday, that is - bypass Google accounts' two-step login verification, reset a user's master password, and gain full profile control, just by capturing a user's application-specific password.
The number of people using peer-to-peer (P2P) services to download music fell by 17% last year, compared to 2011, according to a report released yesterday.
Have your joined thousands of others, and become a loyal listener to the "Chet Chat" yet?
Here's the latest Naked Security podcast, Sophos Security Chet Chat 103, discussing a range of recent and newsworthy topics from the world of computer security.
Account takeovers are down a mammoth 99.7% compared with what they were at the height of the spear-phishing plague of 2011, the company (rightfully) brags.
Do not relax: such success doesn't let us users off the hook when it comes to account security beef-up.
Searching on certain illogical strings returns sites with very XXX titles, all with NSFW tag lists hot enough to burn a hole through your monitor.
Not all cybercriminal activity is sophisticated.
It doesn't have to be clever in order to earn money for the bad guys. If you never buy goods promoted via spam, life becomes much harder for the spammers. And maybe they'll have to find something else to do with their time.
Only six weeks to go until PWN2OWN 2013, where you can hack the Big Four browsers and the Big Three plugins, and win over half a million dollars.
But is it just about the money?
Paul Ducklin investigates...
"Please log into Google Docs, and then you'll be able to read my message."
"I've provided a handy link..."
The Marketing Monster of Mountain View has felt the wrath of the US Federal Trade Commission on several occasions.
But callously running down an innocent pack animal in rural Bostwana? Surely that's stooping to a whole new level?
Is this a cheap shot by Microsoft?
Or are they right to highlight the malware problem on Android smartphones?
A U.S. federal judge in San Francisco gives the nod of approval, declaring that Google should pay a $22.5M USD fine for misleading consumers about the privacy protections offered to users of Apple's Safari web browser.
Google has released its semi-annual Transparency Report, saying that it received more than 20,000 requests for user data in the first half of 2012 - a sign of greater government surveillance.
Google’s Chrome web browser finally joined the ranks of privacy-conscious web browsers this week, with a new release that adds a Do Not Track feature, along with other changes.
Last month, Naked Security uncovered evidence that Google was planning to starting scanning Android apps for malware on users' smartphones.
Google has now shared more information about the technology it plans to introduce to fight malware on mobile devices.
Naked Security's Paul Ducklin talks to the Risky Business podcast about Oracle's patching schedule, lawsuits against Sony after the PlayStation Network breach and how a mathematician unpicked Google's DKIM verifier.