Google Announces 'Manage Routing, Basic Filtering of Email' for Apps Administrators, Continuing Postini to Google Apps Transition, Announces $2Million Rewared for Pwnium 2 Competition

Back in July 2007, Google acquired Postini, and since than, they're integrating its security and compliance capabilities directly into Google Apps such as "user policy management; email content filters; archiving, retention and eDiscovery with Google Apps Vault" and more.Today, in a blog post, Google announced a new feature for Google Apps administrators to help them […]

Google integrating Postini features in to Google Apps, Transition to continue

Back in July 2007, Google acquired Postini, and since than, they're integrating its security and compliance capabilities directly into Google Apps such as "user policy management; email content filters; archiving, retention and eDiscovery with Google Apps Vault" and more.

Today, in a blog post, Google announced a new feature for Google Apps administrators to help them manage routing and basic filtering of email to on-premise systems as well as email to Apps users. And, also said that they'll continue integrating and will gradually transition Postini Google Message Security (GMS) and Google Message Discovery (GMD) customers to Google Apps.

After the migration, "customers can explore other Google Apps such as Gmail and Google Docs," Google said.

This feature will make it easier for groups like sales, support and operations to use generic email addresses such as sales@ or support@. "Messages to these addresses typically need to be routed to ticketing or alerting systems outside of Gmail, and now Google Apps has the capability to define routing rules to get these messages to their proper destinations," Google explained.

Check out this Help Center article for more information on the new email routing feature, where there are also more details regarding the Postini transition.

Google Affiliate Network: Switch between preferred currency and timezone

Google also announced today that publisher who've already enabled 'preferred currency and timezone' on Google Affiliate Network, can now switch between the preferred settings and the default currency (USD) and timezone (Central Time) when viewing reports.

This enhancement allows you to view your reports in the format that's most relevant to you, and is available for all reports except for payment reports.

Switch between your preferred and default currency:

Switch between preferred and default Google Affilicate Network currency

Switch between your preferred and default timezone:

Switch between preferred and default timezone on Google Affiliate Network

Note: Google Affiliate Network publisher, can "only view the reporting currency chosen in their AdSense account." And, it's not possible to change this once you've set it.

Google announces $2million of reward for Pwnium 2 competition

Finally, Google announces up to $2 million worth of rewards for upcoming Pwnium 2 competition, which will held on October 10th, 2012 at the 10 year anniversary conference of Hack In The Box in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

"Exploits should be demonstrated against the latest stable version of Chrome. Chrome and the underlying operating system and drivers will be fully patched and running on an Acer Aspire V5-571-6869 laptop (which we'll be giving away to the best entry.) Exploits should be served from a password-authenticated and HTTPS Google property, such as App Engine. The bugs used must be novel i.e. not known to us or fixed on trunk. Please document the exploit," Google stated.

Below is list of reward levels:

  • "$60,000: "Full Chrome exploit": Chrome / Win7 local OS user account persistence using only bugs in Chrome itself.
  • $50,000: "Partial Chrome exploit": Chrome / Win7 local OS user account persistence using at least one bug in Chrome itself, plus other bugs. For example, a WebKit bug combined with a Windows kernel bug.
  • $40,000: "Non-Chrome exploit": Flash / Windows / other. Chrome / Win7 local OS user account persistence that does not use bugs in Chrome. For example, bugs in one or more of Flash, Windows or a driver.
  • $Panel decision: "Incomplete exploit": An exploit that is not reliable, or an incomplete exploit chain. For example, code execution inside the sandbox but no sandbox escape; or a working sandbox escape in isolation. For Pwnium 2, we want to reward people who get "part way" as we could definitely learn from this work. Our rewards panel will judge any such works as generously as we can," Google informed.