Google discloses unpatched Windows vulnerability
A Google researcher has disclosed an unpatched vulnerability in Windows 8.1 after Microsoft didn’t fix the problem within a 90-day window Google gave its competitor.
The disclosure of the bug on Google’s security research website early this week stirred up a debate about whether outing the vulnerability was appropriate.
The bug allows low-level Windows users to become administrators in some cases, but some posters on the Google site said the company should have kept its mouth shut. Google said it was unclear if versions of the Windows OS earlier than 8.1 were affected by the bug.