Category: Google

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The Tencent Keen Security Lab Team from China has won a total prize money of $215,000 in the 2016 Mobile Pwn2Own contest run by Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) in Tokyo, Japan. Despite the implementation of high-security measures in current devices, the famous Chinese hackers crew has successfully hacked both Apple’s iPhone 6S as well as Google’s Nexus 6P phones. For hacking Apple’s iPhone 6S, Keen Lab exploited two iOS vulnerabilities – a use-after-free bug in the renderer and a memory corruption flaw in the sandbox – and stole pictures from the device, for which the team was awarded $52,500.The iPhone 6S exploit successfully worked despite the iOS 10 update rolled out by Apple this week.

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http://thehackernews.com/2016/10/hacking-team-pwn2own.html

US-EU-Privacy-ShieldGoogle has become the latest American tech giant to sign on to the US-EU Privacy Shield. “We are committed to applying the protections of the Privacy Shield to personal data transferred between Europe and the United States,” Google’s Caroline Atkinson, head of Global Public Policy, noted in a blog. “As a company operating on both sides of the Atlantic, we welcome the legal certainty the Privacy Shield brings. Restoring trust—in international data flows and in the Transatlantic Digital Agenda—is crucial to continued growth in the digital economy.” Microsoft, Salesforce.com and Workday got on board with the joint initiative between the US Department of Commerce and European Commission earlier this month.

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http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/google-signs-on-for-useu-privacy/