Security Researchers Google make public vulnerability Windows 8.1




Google has this week a vulnerability in Windows 8.1 made public, because Microsoft was late to patch the bug. The error was discovered by a team of security researchers that operates under the name Project Zero.

Windows 8 The bug allows for regular Windows 8.1 users to gain administrator rights without permission. This gives it access to functionalities where they would not normally be able to hear. However, the users must have previously valid credentials and moreover can physically conscious device, says Microsoft at Engadget.

Security researchers from Google came the error in September on the track. They are part of Project Zero, which last year was started and the Internet should be safer. The researchers tried to use the research to reduce the number of zero-Day ‘security problems. In addition, they also take the software from other companies under scrutiny.

Google has made ​​public the vulnerability this week. The Internet giant Microsoft claims to own say in September already aware, but that software manufacturer failed to crush the bug within the period of ninety days. According to Google, this would therefore make the public of the bug – including relevant information and a proof-of-concept – just.

The question is whether Google is right to a vulnerability to disclose. About that now arise because a lively discussion. Some believe that the publication does not improve security. However, Google defended itself by saying that computer users will be able to act once they know of the existence of the bug. Microsoft says to work on a patch


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