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Microsoft Spots Major Security Flaw in Google Chrome

Microsoft Spots Major Security Flaw in Google Chrome”

In recent times, we saw the transfer of 2000 R&D specialists from HTC to Google and rumors regarding Apple's coalition with LG for their next flexible iPhones, we also heard about the resistance between Google and Microsoft over the issue of identifying a bug in the Window operating system. On its part, Google had rolled out a fix for the vulnerability on GitHub within four days of the initial report, but did not roll out the update on the stable channel for nearly a month-stable channel is the route by which you get updates for the newest versions of Google Chrome on our PCs. Microsoft was so offended by this act of Google that a member of the Microsoft wrote a blog openly criticizing the unprofessional approach of Google while disclosing something sensitive like a bug in the system which could've been the cause of several cyber-attacks. That resentment still remains today. "We responsibly disclosed the vulnerability that we discovered along with a reliable remote code execution exploit to Google on September 14, 2017", Microsoft explains.

Based on Microsoft's Offensive Security Research (OSR) publishings, the company discovered a remote execution exploit that enables hackers to steal passwords saved in the Chrome browser.

Now, Microsoft has revealed some exploits in Google Chrome and even received the bounty of $15,837.

Discovering the exploit was only the beginning of Microsoft's work with Google as the company then chose to take the opportunity to try and dish out a backhanded lesson in dealing with vulnerability discoveries.

This would not usually be an issue, however, Google makes its source code available for free on Github (also known as Git) ahead of the update to the stable version of the app. That gave attackers a month to discover the flaw. Microsoft takes the opportunity, more than once, to point out that it disclosed the Chrome bug privately, and that it will continue to do this to promote its approach across the industry.



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