Google Issues Warning About Itself / Twitter Stock Takes A Dump

Update Google Chrome to minimise security risks

For a company whose motto has shifted from a “don’t be evil” to “There’s nothing to see here.” Google announced that there were some security flaws and the latest version of Chrome.

4 October 2016 – Google has released an update for its widely used Chrome browser that includes three fixes for security flaws. You are advised to update to Chrome version 53.0.2785.143 for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Security updates address vulnerabilities in computer systems that remote attackers can otherwise use to gain access to devices, or information such as online banking details. A vulnerability is a weakness that can leave a computer and its systems open to attack. Attacks can be carried out a number of ways, including through malicious software (malware) such as viruses and spyware that can monitor a users’ activity on a computer and stop systems operating properly.

Stay Smart Online recommends that, wherever possible, you enable functions that allow security updates to be automatically applied when they become available. Information on automating updates is available here. Automatic updates minimise the risk of you delaying or forgetting to apply an update, and help restrict the ability of attackers to gain control of your computer and sensitive personal and financial data.

Souce: https://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/alert-service/update-google-chrome-minimise-security-risks
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Twitter Stock takes a dump on the news Google would not be placing a bid to buy the company. Honestly, I already thought that Google already owned Twitter because they quietly allowed Google access to “the firehose” — meaning that all Twitter data was now for sale to Google and you had a better bet they were buying.

Unfortunate news, but I believe it is only a bluff. I doubled down on my Twitter stock just after hearing about the firehose deal. Oh well, it should only make Twitter stock spike that much more when Google finally acquires them!