As we’ve previously noted, Nougat’s changes to user certificates has caused Advanced Protection to be less effective than normal. Since it’s our main tool for blocking YouTube ads, users have been disappointed in not seeing the same performance as before when browsing YouTube. We are still investigating ways to overcome this without rooting, but we have found some simple moves that will have an immediate impact.
In what has been a banner year for malvertisers, Gooligan is the latest exploit kit making news. The attacks are able to gain access to users’ Google accounts on Jellybean, KitKat, and Lollipop devices, which accounts for over a billion of the phones in use today.