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System hardening in Android 11

Posted by Platform Hardening Team In Android 11 we continue to increase the security of the Android platform. We have moved to safer default settings, migrated to a hardened memory allocator, and expanded the use of compiler mitigations that defend against classes of vulnerabilities and frustrate exploitation techniques. Initializing memoryWe’ve enabled...

11 Weeks of Android: Privacy and Security

Posted by Charmaine D'Silva, Product Lead, Android Privacy and Framework, Narayan Kamath, Engineering Lead, Android Privacy and Framework, Stephan Somogyi, Product Lead, Android Security and Sudhi Herle, Engineering Lead, Android Security This blog post is part of a weekly series for #11WeeksOfAndroid. For each #11WeeksOfAndroid, we’re diving into...

Making the Advanced Protection Program and Titan Security Keys easier to use on Apple iOS devices

Posted by Christiaan Brand, Product Manager, Google Cloud Starting today, we’re rolling out a change that enables native support for the W3C WebAuthn implementation for Google Accounts on Apple devices running iOS 13.3 and above. This capability, available for both personal and work Google Accounts, simplifies your security key experience on compatible...

The Advanced Protection Program comes to Google Nest

Posted by Shuvo Chatterjee, Product Manager, Advanced Protection ProgramThe Advanced Protection Program is our strongest level of Google Account security for people at high risk of targeted online attacks, such as journalists, activists, business leaders, and people working on elections. Anyone can sign up to automatically receive extra safeguards against...

Expanding our work with the open source security community

Posted by Eduardo Vela, Vulnerability Collector, Google At Google, we’ve always believed in the benefits and importance of using open source technologies to innovate. We enjoy being a part of the community and we want to give back in new ways. As part of this effort, we are excited to announce an expansion of our Google Vulnerability Rewards Program...

Enhanced Safe Browsing Protection now available in Chrome

Posted by Nathan Parker, Varun Khaneja, Eric Mill and Kiran C Nair - Chrome Safe Browsing team Over the past few years we’ve seen threats on the web becoming increasingly sophisticated. Phishing sites rotate domains very quickly to avoid being blocked, and malware campaigns are directly targeting at-risk users. We’ve realized that to combat these most...

Introducing portability of Google Authenticator 2SV codes across Android devices

Posted by Dongjing He, Software Engineer; Teddy Katz, Software Engineer; Christiaan Brand, Product ManagerToday is World Password Day, and we found it fitting to release an update that'll make it even easier for users to manage Google Authenticator 2-Step Verification (2SV) codes across multiple devices. We are introducing one of the most anticipated...

Research Grants to support Google VRP Bug Hunters during COVID-19

Posted by Anna Hupa, Senior Strategist, Trust & Safety at GoogleIn 2015, we launched our Vulnerability Research Grant program, which allows us to recognize the time and efforts of security researchers, including the situations where they don't find any vulnerabilities. To support our community of security researchers and to help protect our users...

Research Grants to support Google VRP Bug Hunters during COVID-19

Posted by Anna Hupa, Senior Strategist, Trust & Safety at Google

Introducing our new book “Building Secure and Reliable Systems”

Posted by Royal Hansen, VP of Security Engineering, GoogleFor years, I’ve wished that someone would write a book like this. Since their publication, I’ve often admired and recommended the Google Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) books—so I was thrilled to find that a book focused on security and reliability was already underway when I arrived at Google....

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