Google has recently faced a lot of criticism from Microsoft recently when Google made two serious security Vulnerabilities in Windows Operating System recently. Microsoft lashed saying that Google should have waited before making the Bugs in Microsoft Windows public. Microsoft slammed Google by saying that ” We asked Google to work with us to protect customers by withholding details until Tuesday, January 13, when we will be releasing a fix. 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.” This time, three Bugs in Apple’s OS found by Google are the centre of attraction.
After Microsoft, an internal software security team at Google discovered three Exploits in Apple’s Mac OS X Desktop Operating System. Google found three bugs in Apple’s Mac OS X Desktop Operating System under Google’s Project Zero. Google’s Project Zero is a security program which aims at better security round the web. Google recently discovered vulnerability in Apple’s Desktop Operating System. But however, the severity of these Bugs in Apple’s OS found by Google are still unknown.
Google’s Project Zero researchers reported about the Security Bugs in Apple Desktop Operating System last year in October and as per the terms of Google Project Zero, the vulnerability will be made public after 90 days if the concerned company fails to correct the bug. Moreover, it is believed that at least one of the three Bugs in Apple’s OS found by Google could have been mitigated in IS X Yosemite.
As far as the extent of damage that the vulnerability can cause is still a question, but it is believed that none of the three bugs discovered by Google could be used for remote exploitation. However, it can cause serious damage if it it coupled with other attacks and hence, allowing a hacker to deploy and run malicious codes on Apple Desktop Operating System remotely by using Bugs in Apple’s OS found by Google.
Project Zero is a group within Google aimed at testing and finding out various vulnerabilities in various software available commercially. Although Project Zero team is notifying various flaws in the Software, they are still facing outrage by many company regarding the procedure of making vulnerability public. So, Bugs in Apple’s OS found by Google although less harmful needs to be fixed by Apple.
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