Google Works Behind the Scenes to Boost Web Security

Just by the nature of its dominant position on the network, Google has as much power as almost any organization to influence the security of the web. The company has used that power in a variety of ways over the years, from providing its Safe Browsing API to other browser vendors to making SSL the default connection for its search, email, and other services.

Kicking Plugins to the Curb in the Name of Security

For many years, the web browser has been the most dangerous piece of software on a computer. They have blindly trusted the content served to them by virtually any site, allowed users to be hit by all manner of malware and drive-by downloads and generally been that friend you don’t want to follow down a sketchy side street.