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Google discloses Windows zero-day, Microsoft argues disclosure ethics

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2016
Google discloses Windows zero-day, Microsoft argues disclosure ethics

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On Monday, Google disclosed a zero-day vulnerability in Windows, which if exploited will enable an attacker to use it as a security sandbox escape. In response, Microsoft didn’t offer details on a fix, instead choosing to promote Windows 10 and argue for coordinated disclosure.

Google says the flaw was discovered on October 21, along with a vulnerability in Adobe’s Flash. Adobe fixed their software last Wednesday, but since the Windows vulnerability is being actively exploited online, Google disclosed basic details about the flaw on Monday.

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