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Google has done it again; reveals more Windows bugs

After the Redmond giant done its scathing criticism, Google has released more security bugs related to the Microsoft security vulnerabilities.windows-7-default-wallpaper

Previously, Microsoft has been warned for its vulnerabilities in the security features of the Windows 7 and 8.1 operating system. After the privacy agreement for 90 days has been over, Google has published the vulnerabilities that are found in the Windows 7 and 8.1 operating system.

On the Google Security Research page, the search giant’s project member James Forshaw posted regarding the security vulnerabilities in the Windows 7 and 8.1 operating system. He posted that the function CryptProtectMemory lets the application to encrypt memory for any one of the following (process, logon sessions and computer). This will make the hackers to get easily into the other personal computer and encrypt as well as decrypt the data, that have Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 Operational system.

Microsoft has already informed that, it will rectify the vulnerabilities in the patches (to be released in the month January), and this has been pulled due to various compatibility issues. Most probably, the patches will be expected in the month of February.

Not only the above bug, Google has also reported about another bug that allows the hackers to view the power system of the user’s personal computer. Both Google as well as Microsoft has discussed regarding this, and acknowledged it as a non-critical issue.

Google has revealed the information regarding the bug on January 11, 2015 and it targeted the software developers to improve the standard of the software during the release of the product. In the meanwhile, the project mainly compelled the software makers to increase the response time for their flaws and also it makes the software to be more secure in nature.

In the meanwhile, Chris Betz, the chief of the Microsoft Security Response Center asked the Google to hide the revealed information for a few more days. And also stated that the patch will be developed within a few more days.

On Sunday, before the latest disclosures, Microsoft published a statement criticizing Google for its actions:

Although following through keeps to Google’s announced timeline for disclosure, the decision feels less like principles and more like a “gotcha”, with customers the ones who may suffer as a result. What’s right for Google is not always right for customers. We urge Google to make protection of customers, our collective primary goal.

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John is the head of our IT Security team and he writes about Security, IT news on The Next Digit. He was the Employee of the Year 2013 for his selfless support and efficiently setting up the whole security infrastructure. He also occasionally writes on "IT Sec Pro" Print Media of Sweden. All posts by John

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