Tag: Windows 8.1

Microsoft slams Google for disclosing a Windows security flaw 2 days before Microsoft planned to issue a fix

Business, Cyber Security, Internet
Microsoft irked by Google's revealing of Windows 8.1 security flaw Microsoft has heavily criticized Google and the company's security disclosure policy after Google publicly revealed a Windows 8.1 security flaw just days before Microsoft planned to issue a patch to kill the bug. Chris Betz, senior director of the Microsoft Security Response Center, said in a lengthy blog post that the threat landscape is becoming increasingly complex, and it is time for companies to stand together in response -- rather than stand divided when it comes to cybersecurity strategies, such as in vulnerability and threat disclosure, as well as the release of security patches and fixes. This declaration comes after Google released details concerning a Windows 8.1 security flaw two days before Microsoft was d...