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Why we should collectively worry about Facebook and Google owning our data

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary: Today I came across this story from thenextweb.com that argues an interesting on a large number of scandals concerning the shakeup of Facebook’s Cambridge Analytical Corporation, because we found that about 87 million users’ data were unknown to analysts in order to influence voters before the election. I feel that at

Google finds security vulnerability in Microsoft Edge on Compromised Sites

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary on Vulnerability in Microsoft Edge Today I came across this story from windowslatest.com that warns a hidden part of the Project Zero project. Google discovered a vulnerability in Microsoft Edge that researchers publicly disclosed when the software giant missed a deadline. The Google Project Zero team provided Microsoft with a 90-day

Google Deletes 700,000 Malicious Apps From Play Store in 2017

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary on Google: A recent story from gbhackers.com discusses things we don’t talk about but Google deleted about 700,000 malicious applications in 2017, that is in violation of Google Play Store policies and malicious adware applications that silently execute malicious activity on users’ Android devices. The removal of applications was 70% more than

Warning: Chrome Extension can hide malware in Android Apps

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary on Chrome extensions: The Google Chrome has handy applets that give you seamless access to services such as Evernote or Password Manager, or Bitmoji for easy access with just a click of a mouse. However, as with Android apps, Chrome extensions can sometimes hide malware or other disasters, even if you install

Google Apps Script Allowed Hackers to Automate Malware Downloads

CyberWisdom Commentary: Today I came across this story from securityweek.com that showcases an interesting hack by malicious hackers to automatically download malware hosted on Google Drive to the targeted device. In the attack scenario described by Proofpoint, an attacker uploaded a piece of malware to Google Drive and created a public link. Then, they use

Google Warns DoubleClick Customers of XSS Flaws

Cyberwisdom commentary: Google has warned their DoubleClick customers that some of the files provided by third-party vendors through their advertising platform may introduce cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities. The tech giant shares a list of more than a dozen advertising companies whose files are vulnerable to XSS attacks. Google advises site owners and administrators to check for the