New Password Checkup Feature Coming to Android

Posted by Arvind Kumar Sugumar, Software Engineer, Android Team With the proliferation of digital services in our lives, it’s more important than ever to make sure our online information remains safe and secure. Passwords are usually the first line of defense against hackers, and with the number of data breaches that could publicly expose those […]

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Vulnerability Reward Program: 2020 Year in Review

Posted by Anna Hupa, Senior Strategist, Vulnerability Rewards Team Despite the challenges of this unprecedented year, our vulnerability researchers have achieved more than ever before, partnering with our Vulnerability Reward Programs (VRPs) to protect Google’s users by discovering security and abuse bugs and reporting them to us for remediation. Their diligence helps us keep our […]

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Data Driven Security Hardening in Android

Posted by Kevin Deus, Joel Galenson, Billy Lau and Ivan Lozano, Android Security & Privacy Team The Android platform team is committed to securing Android for every user across every device. In addition to monthly security updates to patch vulnerabilities reported to us through our Vulnerability Rewards Program (VRP), we also proactively architect Android to […]

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New Year, new password protections in Chrome

Posted by Ali Sarraf, Product Manager, Chrome Passwords help protect our online information, which is why it’s never been more important to keep them safe. But when we’re juggling dozens (if not hundreds!) of passwords across various websites—from shopping, to entertainment to personal finance—it feels like there’s always a new account to set up or […]

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Announcing Bonus Rewards for V8 Exploits

Posted by Martin Barbella, Chrome Vulnerability Rewards Panelist Starting today, the Chrome Vulnerability Rewards Program is offering a new bonus for reports which demonstrate exploitability in V8, Chrome’s JavaScript engine. We have historically had many great V8 bugs reported (thank you to all of our reporters!) but we’d like to know more about the exploitability […]

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Privacy-Preserving Smart Input with Gboard

Posted by Yang Lu, Software Engineer, Angana Ghosh, Group Product Manager, and Xu Liu, Director of Engineering, Gboard team Google Keyboard (a.k.a Gboard) has a critical mission to provide frictionless input on Android to empower users to communicate accurately and express themselves effortlessly. In order to accomplish this mission, Gboard must also protect users’ private […]

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Announcing the launch of the Android Partner Vulnerability Initiative

<img style="display:none" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NpQFWMPBINE/X3Y-sUMQvFI/AAAAAAAAPtU/rMcR1U6s2U441OQNsAxD4qRDBdKFF0HnwCLcBGAsYHQ/s0/apviBlogHero%2B%25281%2529.png" Posted by Kylie McRoberts, Program Manager and Alec Guertin, Security Engineer Google’s Android Security & Privacy team has launched the Android Partner Vulnerability Initiative (APVI) to manage security issues specific to Android OEMs. The APVI is designed to drive remediation and provide transparency to users about issues we have discovered at Google […]

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