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News Google publishes zero-day Windows 8.1 vulnerability

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 2 Jan 2015.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    like a lot of things, it sometimes takes time to fix an issue without breaking something else
     
  3. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    Microsoft certainly has plenty of experience when it come to unintended consequences and breaking things, but three months seems a very long time for such a large organisation. If fixing the security flaw is causing them problems you would think someone would have communicated this fact to Google, perhaps asking them not to go public.
     
  4. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Anyone else worried about having to punch the continue button 3 times and then typing in a captcha to run a program soon?
     
  5. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    2-factor authentication every time you want to change something will probably become the de facto in the near future.
     
  6. Syphadeus

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    Microsoft is on poor form these days. So they take up to 3 months to address a security flaw. They're apparently incapable of rolling out a monthly cumulative update without having to either roll it back or roll out a fix for the fix as evidenced for what, a year now? If they couldn't deliver with the amount of staff they had, what chance is there it's going to get significantly better now they've culled such a large amount of their workforce?
     
  7. forum_user

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    A security flaw should have MS quaking in their boots and have it fixed within a week, not 3 months. 3 months is joke. Good on Google for letting us know how pathetic they are.
     
  8. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    to be fair, the naughty person has to have access to an account on the machine already to be able to make use of this security flaw, so not as dangerous as some flaws, still dodgy
     

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