Microsoft has lashed out at Google for making a Windows 8.1 vulnerability public. Chris Betz, heading up the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC), published a new blog post over on TechNet talking about security and how tech companies should work together to better protect consumers against threats from exploits in software, something the company feels Google disregarded.
The blog post touches on preventing the full public disclosure of security vulnerabilities in software, which Microsoft believes is best kept under wraps.
Betz then highlights how Google has released information about the vulnerability in Windows 8.1, just two days before a planned patch was set to be published on Patch Tuesday. Betz also states Microsoft requested Google to avoid releasing said details before January 13.
The blog post closes by reaffirming that software is by no means perfect. It is indeed made by humans after all, and we've continuously displayed strong signs of imperfection throughout our history. Here's hoping the giants behind our favorite devices band together to keep everyone safe from attacks and cyber crime.
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