Microsoft is not impressed with Google, after the company revealed a security issue in Windows 8.1, the bug was revealed by Google as part of its Project Zero.
Google lets companies know about bugs that are found, and then gives them 90 days to fix them before the bug is revealed.
Microsoft did not manage to fix the security bug in Windows 8.1 within the 90 days, and then Google revealed the bug before it was patched, the company has now published a post about the issue, and Google revealing it before it can be patched.
Google – has released information about a vulnerability in a Microsoft product, two days before our planned fix on our well known and coordinated Patch Tuesday cadence, despite our request that they avoid doing so. Specifically, we asked Google to work with us to protect customers by withholding details until Tuesday, January 13, when we will be releasing a fix. Although following through keeps to Google’s announced timeline for disclosure, the decision feels less like principles and more like a “gotcha”, with customers the ones who may suffer as a result. What’s right for Google is not always right for customers. We urge Google to make protection of customers our collective primary goal.
You can see the full post from Microsoft at the link below, what do you guys think, should Google have waited a couple of days until Microsoft released the software update to fix the bug?Filed Under: Technology News, Top News