homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Pubcon Gold Sponsor 2015!
Home / Forums Index / Microsoft / Microsoft Corporate
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: bill

Microsoft Corporate Forum

Hackers Exploit Microsoft IE Bug After Google Engineer Went Public With The Code

WebmasterWorld Administrator engine us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

Msg#: 4592175 posted 5:02 pm on Jul 11, 2013 (gmt 0)

An Internet Explorer bug publicised by a Google engineer has been exploited by hackers, according to Microsoft.

The firm flagged "targeted attacks" in its latest security bulletin.

It did not, however, draw a direct link to researcher Tavis Ormandy, who revealed the flaw in May without discussing it first with Microsoft.

Microsoft released a fix several days after the revelation. It was not the first time Mr Ormandy had gone public with Microsoft bugs.

The engineer's most recent post on the Full Disclosure site was criticised by a security expert, because he not only mentioned the existence of the bug but actually provided technical details of the vulnerability in Windows 7 and Windows 8 that could be exploited by hackers.Hackers Exploit Microsoft IE Bug After Google Engineer Went Public With The Code [bbc.co.uk]



5+ Year Member

Msg#: 4592175 posted 8:23 am on Jul 12, 2013 (gmt 0)

This is very unprofessional. That coder should instead concentrate on the bugs in their own browser.

If I was Google I would sack him.

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  

Home / Forums Index / Microsoft / Microsoft Corporate
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved