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Over 1 Million Google Accounts Hacked by 'Gooligan' Android Malware

Over 1 Million Google Accounts Hacked by 'Gooligan' Android Malware

November 30, 2016Mohit Kumar
If you own an Android smartphone, Beware! A new Android malware that has already breached more than 1 Million Google accounts is infecting around 13,000 devices every day. Dubbed Gooligan , the malware roots vulnerable Android devices to steal email addresses and authentication tokens stored on them. With this information in hands, the attackers are able to hijack your Google account and access your sensitive information from Google apps including Gmail, Google Photos, Google Docs, Google Play, Google Drive, and G Suite. Researchers found traces of Gooligan code in dozens of legitimate-looking Android apps on 3rd-party app stores, which if downloaded and installed by an Android user, malware starts sending your device's information and stolen data to its Command and Control (C&C) server. "Gooligan then downloads a rootkit from the C&C server that takes advantage of multiple Android 4 and 5 exploits including the well-known VROOT (CVE-2013-6282) and Towelroot (CV
How to Make $100,000? Just Hack Google Chromebook

How to Make $100,000? Just Hack Google Chromebook

March 19, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Yes, you could earn $100,000 if you have the hacking skills and love to play with electronics and gadgets. Google has doubled its top bug bounty for hackers who can crack its Chromebook or Chromebox machine over the Web . So if you want to get a big fat check from Google, you must have the ability to hack a Chromebook remotely, that means your exploit must be delivered via a Web page. How to Earn $100,000 from Google The Chrome security team announced Monday that the top Prize for hacking Chromebook remotely has now been increased from $50,000 at $100,000 after nobody managed to successfully hack its Chromebook laptops last year. The Top bug bounty will be payable to the first person – the one who executes a ' persistent compromise ' of the Chromebook while the machine is in Guest Mode . In other words, the hacker must be able to compromise the Chromebook when the machine is in a locked-down state to ensure its user privacy.  Moreover, the hack
Google rewarded the Guy who Accidentally bought Google.com, But he Donated it to Charity

Google rewarded the Guy who Accidentally bought Google.com, But he Donated it to Charity

October 10, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Sanmay Ved – the man who actually managed to buy Google.com got a huge reward from Google, but he donated all money to charity. Last week, an ex-Google employee and now-Amazon employee managed to buy the world's most-visited domain Google.com via Google's own Domains service for only $12 . However, Ved owned Google.com for one whole minute before the Mountain View company realized it was a mistake and cancelled the transaction. After acknowledging the mistake, Google rewarded Ved with some unknown amount of cash, but when Ved generously suggested donating his prize money to charity instead, Google just doubled the reward. Google Rewarded Ved with More than $10,000 Ved believed that his real reward was just being the person who bought Google.com for a whole minute. "I do not care about the money," Ved told in an interview with Business Insider. "It was never about the money. I also want to set an example that [there are] people who [wi
How Amazon Employee bought 'Google.com' Domain for Only $12 from Google

How Amazon Employee bought 'Google.com' Domain for Only $12 from Google

October 01, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Difficult to believe this, as we hardly come across such news. But trust me, a person managed to buy no ordinary .com domain, but — Google.com and that too for one whole minute. Sanmay Ved , an ex-Google employee and current-Amazon employee, experienced something of a shock when he found that the world's largest search engine website, Google.com , was " available " for purchase. What's Even More Shocking? It's the cost of the most-trafficked domain in the world — Only $12 . Expecting to get an error message, Ved added the domain to his shopping cart and made payment. The entire purchasing process went through without any difficulty. Within moments, his inbox and Google Webmaster Tools were flooded with webmaster related messages confirming his ownership for Google.com . "The scary part was I had access to the webmaster controls for a minute," Ved said. However, soon he received an order cancellation email and refund fro
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