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Four Google Chrome extensions found to be malicious

Researchers from security firm ICEBRG found malicious extensions in the Google Chrome Web Store with more than 500,000 overall downloads. Firstly they discovered that “HTTP Request Header” extension were using for a click-fraud scam when they noticed unusual spike in outgoing network traffic. The extension visited advertising-related links in the Web from the infected machines to generate revenue from per-click rewards. Later they investigated another three Chrome extensions that did the same: Nyoogle, Stickies, and Lite Bookmarks.

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Meltdown and Spectre Security Vulnerabilities

Earlier this week, research published by the Project Zero security team at Google brought to public attention a group of security vulnerabilities affecting many modern processors. The vulnerabilities have been given the names Meltdown and Spectre, and could allow an attacker to read arbitrary locations in virtual memory (e.g. read data stored in memory belonging to other user or kernel processes).

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BS TechTalk: The Guardian Project

The Guardian ProjectThe world can be a dangerous place in which to tell the truth. The Guardian Project (TGP) wants to make it safer to do so. Founded in 2009, TGP is a collective of activist software engineers who design, develop, and distribute secure Android apps that serve the needs of modern reporters, filmmakers, citizen journalists, and just about anyone looking to maintain their privacy online. For Boyle Software’s most recent TechTalk, TGP’s Bryan Nunez came in to discuss the human needs driving TGP’s app development as well as the open source philosophy and technology being utilized.

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