How Google Check the Extension for End-To-End Email Encryption


Back in june this year, Google announced an alpha Google Chrome extension called End-to-End for sending and receiving emails securely, in wake of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden’s revelations about the global surveillance conducted by the government law-enforcements. Finally, the company has announced that it made the source code for its End-to-End Chrome extension open source via GitHub. Google is developing a user-friendly tool for individuals to implement the tough encryption standard known asPretty Good Privacy (PGP) in an attempt to fully encrypt people’s Gmail messages that can’t even be read by Google itself, nor anyone else other than the users exchanging the emails.

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How Google App Engine have More than 30 Vulnerabilities


Security researchers have discovered a number of critical vulnerabilities in the Java environment of the Google App Engine (GAE) that enables attackers to bypass critical security sandbox defenses. Google App Engine is Google’s PaaS (Platform as a Service) Cloud computing Platform for developing and hosting web applications in Googlemanaged data centers. GAE offers to run custom-built programs using a wide variety of popular languages and frameworks, out of which many are built on the Java environment.
The vulnerabilities was reported by Security Explorations, the same security research company that carried out multiple researches related to Java in past. The discovery was announced on the Full Disclosure security mailing list by Adam Gowdiak, founder and CEO of Security Explorations.

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2-Step Verification USB-Based Security Key Launches by Google


Google has announced new supporting system for two-factor authentication for its websites,Chrome desktop browser.The existing 2 step verification system is based on you enter password key that based on six-digit code that you receive vis SMS or Call on your mobile app.Google announced its enhanced two-step verification service that is based on a physical USB key, adding an another layer of security to protect its users from hackers and other forms of online theft.Security Key is a physical USB second factor that only works after verifying the login site is truly a Google website, not a fake site pretending to be Google. Rather than typing a code, just insert Security Key into your computer’s USB port and tap it when prompted in Chrome. Continue reading

How to Save a Web Page as a PDF in Google Chrome


If you are reading a website that contains a lot of texts and graphics, and wanted to save it for later reading, a good way to do this is to save it as a PDF file. PDFs are files which provide an electronic image of texts and graphics while preserving the document’s original formatting. They are lightweight, convenient, and can be viewed in just about any device; you can simply read on the go, even without being connected to the Internet.

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How to Block a Website in All Web Browsers


Perhaps you’re disciplined and want to block a website from yourself.  Maybe you’ve the proud owner of a child who surfs the web for less than appropriate material. Whatever the reason, this action will require you to edit your Host file. Your host file is a computer file used to store information on where to find a node on a computer network

  • Open Windows Explorer and type in C:/Windows/System32/drivers/etc. If Windows isn’t installed on the C: drive, substitute the C: for the appropriate drive letter.

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  • Double-click on hosts and open the document using Notepad when Windows prompts you. The hosts file tells the system what it should do when specific domains or IP addresses are accessed. This is the file that you are going to edit.
  • If Windows automatically redirects you, or if hosts opens in another program, simply open Notepad (Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Notepad) and then go to hosts by clicking File -> Open inside Notepad.

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How to Add Google Voice to Google Chrome


Google Voice is a voice mail service that allows free transcription of incoming calls, as well as special over sea rates. You can install this service directly onto your Google Chrome browser.You can speak into your Google Chrome browser to do things like search, get directions, and send messages. For example, you can ask Google what the weather will be like tomorrow, or have it set up a reminder for you to pick up laundry detergent at the grocery store. Continue reading