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Sustaining Digital Certificate Security - TrustCor Certificate Distrust

Posted by Chrome Root Program, Chrome Security Team Note: This post is a follow-up to discussions carried out on the Mozilla “Dev Security Policy” Web PKI public discussion forum Google Group in December 2022. Google Chrome communicated its distrust of TrustCor in the public forum on December 15, 2022.The Chrome Security Team prioritizes the security...

Supporting the Use of Rust in the Chromium Project

Posted by Dana Jansens (she/her), Chrome Security Team We are pleased to announce that moving forward, the Chromium project is going to support the use of third-party Rust libraries from C++ in Chromium. To do so, we are now actively pursuing adding a production Rust toolchain to our build system. This will enable us to include Rust code in the Chrome...

Expanding the App Defense Alliance

Posted by Brooke Davis, Android Security and Privacy Team The App Defense Alliance launched in 2019 with a mission to protect Android users from bad apps through shared intelligence and coordinated detection between alliance partners. Earlier this year, the App Defense Alliance expanded to include new initiatives outside of malware detection and is...

Announcing OSV-Scanner: Vulnerability Scanner for Open Source

Posted by Rex Pan, software engineer, Google Open Source Security TeamToday, we’re launching the OSV-Scanner, a free tool that gives open source developers easy access to vulnerability information relevant to their project. Last year, we undertook an effort to improve vulnerability triage for developers and consumers of open source software. This involved...

Trust in transparency: Private Compute Core

Posted by Dave Kleidermacher, Dianne Hackborn, and Eugenio Marchiori We care deeply about privacy. We also know that trust is built by transparency. This blog, and the technical paper reference within, is an example of that commitment: we describe an important new Android privacy infrastructure called Private Compute Core (PCC). Some of our most exciting...

Enhanced Protection - The strongest level of Safe Browsing protection Google Chrome has to offer

Posted by Benjamin Ackerman, Chrome Security and Jonathan Li, Safe Browsing As a follow-up to a previous blog post about How Hash-Based Safe Browsing Works in Google Chrome, we wanted to provide more details about Safe Browsing’s Enhanced Protection mode in Chrome. Specifically, how it came about, the protections that are offered and what it means...

Memory Safe Languages in Android 13

Posted by Jeffrey Vander Stoep For more than a decade, memory safety vulnerabilities have consistently represented more than 65% of vulnerabilities across products, and across the industry. On Android, we’re now seeing something different - a significant drop in memory safety vulnerabilities and an associated drop in the severity of our vulnerabilities....

Our Principles for IoT Security Labeling

Posted by Dave Kleidermacher, Eugene Liderman, and Android and Made by Google security teams We believe that security and transparency are paramount pillars for electronic products connected to the Internet. Over the past year, we’ve been excited to see more focused activity across policymakers, industry partners, developers, and public interest advocates...

Announcing GUAC, a great pairing with SLSA (and SBOM)!

Posted by Brandon Lum, Mihai Maruseac, Isaac Hepworth, Google Open Source Security Team Supply chain security is at the fore of the industry’s collective consciousness. We’ve recently seen a significant rise in software supply chain attacks, a Log4j vulnerability of catastrophic severity and breadth, and even an Executive Order on Cybersecurity. It...

Security of Passkeys in the Google Password Manager

Posted by Arnar Birgisson, Software EngineerWe are excited to announce passkey support on Android and Chrome for developers to test today, with general availability following later this year. In this post we cover details on how passkeys stored in the Google Password Manager are kept secure. See our post on the Android Developers Blog for a more general...

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