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Latest WebView Introduces Isolated Renderer Process And In-App Safe Browsing

Google released a short review of the changes in the latest version of WebView. Android WebView is a system component for Android allows Android apps to display content from the web directly inside an application. Starting with Android Lollipop, Google decided to distribute WebView as an independent APK updated from the Play Store every six weeks. The goal...

Google Play Protect, A New Solution To Keep your Android Device Secure

There are over one billion active Android devices around the world. This number is growing each day as devices become more affordable. The increasing popularity of Android comes with a larger number of applications added to the Play Store on a daily basis. During Google I/O 2017, Google has announced Google Play Protect - a...

Wikileaks Reveals CIA Collects Zero-Day Android Exploits, but the Leaked Vulnerabilities are All Dated

If you regularly follow international news, you might have heard of WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks is a non-profit organization that focuses on publishing leaks, in particular those related to governments and politicians. A lot of what WikiLeaks publishes reaches front pages around the world, and for good reason. Today, WikiLeaks has begun a new series of leaks code-named "Vault 7",...

Google Announces Better Payouts in Vulnerability Rewards Program at Nullcon India

Google is joining the security research community at Nullcon India this week in Goa. To mark the occasion, Google is announcing better payouts at the higher levels in the Google Vulnerability Rewards Program. The increase in rewards focuses on the upper-ends of severity, where finding such vulnerability takes significantly more time, effort and commitment. The reward payout...