Microsoft and Google square up in Windows fault revelation row
A vulnerability in Windows 8.1 led to two of the world’s largest IT firms squaring off last week, with security implications for Irish firms.
Google revealed a fault in Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 operating system before Microsoft had a chance to patch the issue. Security consultant Brian Honan said he was surprised Google didn’t give Microsoft extra time beyond its 90-day limit to address the issue.
“When a vulnerability is discovered, usually time is given to the vendor to fix it. Typically if a vendor can’t fix within 90 days, you would see coordination between both sides...
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