Google has teamed up with two major cyber-insurance providers, Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty (AGCS) and Munich Re, to create the “Risk Protection Program” for Google Cloud users. The program introduces a new Google Cloud security tool called Risk Manager, which gives businesses the ability to measure and manage their risk via Google Cloud and…

On Dec. 4, users of a simple Android program — a barcode scanner — started witnessing odd behavior when their smartphones suddenly began opening up their browser to display unwanted advertisements. While the devices exhibited the hallmarks of a malware or adware infection, the compromises puzzled most users since they had not recently downloaded new…

With this funding, Silva and Chancellor will dedicate their work to improving kernel security, as well as to associated initiatives, so that the open source software project remains sustainable in the long run. The pervasive Linux operating system, according to a recent report from the Linux Foundation’s Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF) and the Laboratory…

OSV should make it easier for the users of open source software to find out which vulnerabilities impact them. It can also help maintainers of open source software accurately identify all versions and commits impacted by a flaw across all their branches. Google OSVFor consumers, Google says OSV provides a database that can be easily…

Over the past few months, hackers have been trying to surreptitiously backdoor the computer systems of a number of security researchers working on vulnerability research and development at different companies and organizations, the Google Threat Analysis Group (TAG) has revealed on Monday. The hackers’ tactics The hackers, who Google TAG believes are backed by the…