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Google pressures industry to make software flaws public faster

John P. Mello Jr. | May 31, 2013
Google threw the gauntlet down before the software industry to clean up its mistakes faster than has been done in the past.

Microsoft's diligence hasn't been diligent enough for Google, apparently. Two weeks ago, in a fit of miff, Google security researcher Tavis Ormandy ignored Microsoft entirely when he made public vulnerability in Windows 7 and 8 . He justified the move--called irresponsible by some security researchers--by stating, "I don't have much free time to work on silly Microsoft code..."

 

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