Google vs. Microsoft — Google reveals Third unpatched Zero-Day Vulnerability in Windows

By Swati Khandelwal
Friday, January 16, 2015
 
Microsoft has heavily criticized Google and its 90-days security disclosure policy after the firm publicly revealed two zero-day vulnerabilities in Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 operating system one after one just days before Microsoft planned to issue a patch to kill the bugs. But, seemingly Google don’t give a damn thought.
 
Once again, Google has publicly disclosed a new serious vulnerability in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 before Microsoft has been able to produce a patch, leaving users of both the operating systems exposed to hackers until next month, when the company plans to deliver a fix…
 
This is third time in less than a month when the Google’s Project Zero released details of the vulnerability in Microsoft’s operating system, following its 90-day public disclosure deadline policy. Few days ago, Google released details of a new privilege escalation bug in Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 operating system just two days before Microsoft planned to patch the bug.