Marriott breach leaves 500 million exposed with passport, card numbers stolen

Enlarge / Marriott Hotel brands like the W hotel were breached between 2014 and 2018. (credit: Craig Warga/Bloomberg via Getty Images) On Friday, Marriott International announced a system breach that has affected approximately 500 million customers, with stolen information including names, credit card numbers, mailing addresses, email addresses, and passport…

Industry collaboration leads to takedown of the “3ve” ad fraud operation

Posted by Per Bjorke, Product Manager, Ad Traffic QualityFor years, Google has been waging a comprehensive, global fight against invalid traffic through a combination of technology, policy, and operations teams to protect advertisers and publishers and increase transparency throughout the advertising industry.Last year, we identified one of the most complex…

How to extract HTTPS websites subdomains from Certificate Transparency logs

…using a small python script! SSL certificate system suffer of several structural flaws that weaken the reliability and effectiveness of encrypted Internet connections and can compromise critical TLS/SSL mechanisms, such us domain validation, end-to-end encryption, and the chains of trust set up by certificate authorities. Certificate Transparency is a Google‘s…

Combating Potentially Harmful Applications with Machine Learning at Google: Datasets and Models

Posted by Mo Yu, Damien Octeau, and Chuangang Ren, Android Security & Privacy Team[Cross-posted from the Android Developers Blog]In a previous blog post, we talked about using machine learning to combat Potentially Harmful Applications (PHAs). This blog post covers how Google uses machine learning techniques to detect and classify PHAs.…