"Microsoft mad at Google for revealing big Windows bug"
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Microsoft mad at Google for revealing big Windows bug
Microsoft is not very happy with Google right now.
Google publicly announce that there is a security flaw in Windows 10 that hackers are exploiting.
And Microsoft does not have a patch for it yet, here's why this is controversial.
Tech companies tend to have this understood agreement between one another.
That when a flaw has found you tell the company security team privately And you'll go blabbing about it to the world right away thereby giving the company time to fix it.
If you advertise the flaw before there's a fix, you're inviting more hackers to take advantage of the bug.
In the blog post, Google says it did give Microsoft Ten days to do something about it.
But since Microsoft has not patched it yet, Google felt it was important to tell the world.
Because hackers are already taking advantage of the flaw.
Some experts argue that ten days is not enough time to code, test, and patch bugs in something complex like an operating system.
Microsoft commented in a statement to Venture Beat Saying Google's actions could put Microsoft customers at potential risk.
The bug also involved Adobe Flash.
Adobe patched the problem on its end.
You can best protect yourself by updating your Flash software.
But until Microsoft releases a fix through a system update, Windows 10 users Are still susceptible to an attack.
I am Bridget Carey.
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