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News Google releases Windows zero-day vulnerability details

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 1 Nov 2016.

  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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    maybe Microsoft should do the same when they find flaws in google software, google is not immune to security flaws
     
  3. Broadwater06

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    That was a bit bitchy of Google.
     
  4. dyzophoria

    dyzophoria New Member

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    Have to admit, that is a sh*tty move from google. makes them look like they are threatened by Windows. lol
     
  5. mi1ez

    mi1ez Active Member

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    Jerk move.
     
  6. Bitterix

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    It's not bitchy or a jerk move, it's a vulnerability that was already being exploited.

    Adobe had already done patching on their side while Microsoft had done nothing, with something already being exploited.

    So no point in playing dumb or trying to hide it, it's out in the wild, pretending it isn't doesn't help, the general public not knowing about it doesn't make them safer. Making it general public knowledge however lets people know that Microsoft is taking X time to patch something.

    I am no fan of Google, though they have done nothing wrong or even low here. Certainly not irresponsible, that is reserved for Microsoft in this case who not only didn't address it with the seriousness and speed it deserved but was basically crying about letting the general public know about that.

    So many heads in the sand...
     
  7. Broadwater06

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    But still doesn't exonerate Google for treating Apple differently to Microsoft. Under 5 months is a long time to one week until announcements. That's where the criticism lies.
     

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