Google reveals Windows flaw mere days before Patch Tuesday fix, irking Microsoft
Google just spilled the beans on a Windows 8.1 vulnerability that could give an attacker elevated privileges and Microsoft is not happy about it.
Currently, Google’s policy is to publish any vulnerabilities it finds 90 days after notifying the software vendor of the issue. Google publicized this latest flaw on Google Code on Sunday before Microsoft had a chance to release a fix. A similar Windows bug was publicized in late December.
What’s got Microsoft so miffed is that Google released the information just two days before the Windows maker planned to release a fix during the company’s usual “patch Tuesday” on January 13, 2015. What’s more, Microsoft claims it was in touch with Google and that the search giant was well aware of Microsoft’s timeline.