Tuesday, January 13 ???
Tuesday, January 13 ?? I repeat, Tuesday, January 13 ???
I'm guessing that is in 2017 as well, not 2018.
Microsoft has not responded well to Google's bug grenade, accusing the ad giant of screwing over netizens and getting its facts wrong. "We believe in coordinated vulnerability disclosure, and today's disclosure by Google puts customers at potential risk," Microsoft said in a statement. It then disputed Google's claims about …
You might want to read the article a bit more carefully...
"And in January last year, Google refused to budge on the 90-day deadline it gave Microsoft to fix a reported security bug before it went public with details of the flaw.
That time, Microsoft's senior director for trustworthy computing Chris Betz called out Google: "We asked Google to work with us to protect customers by withholding details until Tuesday, January 13, when we will be releasing a fix,""
Not to mention January 13th 2017 is a Friday.
Plenty of people do have Chromebooks, Google are phoning people up and giving them away (my son got two just for listening to a 15 min sales pitch for Google cloud services, though that was because the touch pad on the first one didnt' work and they didn't want it back).
It's almost like no one wants to buy them....
"... my son got two just for listening to a 15 min sales pitch..."
All part of the "hook 'em while they're young" strategy - if they grow up being spied on, they won't know any different. Probably explains why people accept Google's antics while at the same time whining about Windows 10 telemetry...
Let's be honest, Microsoft have 3 operating systems on the go : 7, 8(8.1) and 10. Instead of trying to fix one they keep pissing about with all 3 instead of dealing with the underlying security problem which is the windows system. Don't get me wrong, windows has served me well over the years and since xp it has performed very well indeed - there's lots of software out there to do whatever you need. BUT, and it's a big BUT, they've lost sight of the ball: they've tried to force people onto a new operating system/spyware program without many of the poor buggers out there realising what was going on. The ones I've saved are eternally grateful for not being on winx. They have all these people working on their systems so why can't they fix the underlying faults instead of waiting for others like google to do it for them? Sorry M$ you are your own worst enemy.
> Additionally, our analysis indicates that this specific attack was never effective against the Windows 10 Anniversary Update
And that's supposed to help me how?
W10 keeps moaning that it wants to update, then it gives some stupid hex error code likes it 1979 still but at least you can Google them these days but that just retrieves loads of hits telling to do contradictory things all of which claim some MS support guy told them to try it. None of them work. Then it goes back to telling that it won't work with an encrypted disk, when the machine it's sitting next too with the same encryption worked. Yeah this is really helpful guys.
I see that too, maybe for different raisons; I recall in the midst of Google controversies in 2012, Microsoft Kernel Project, Steeve Job's predictions about html 5, etc. Many users tried Ubuntu (Studio or others) and it was an awesome entry level Linux experience. Chrome was on fire and welcome by all. Then came Windows 10 that support the major Linux kernel APIs, but not Android, deception was palpable.
But as bickering as it marketing visibility benefit, I would bet "Alphabet" not "Google" is behind the motivation in this stun. and its not as much about MS W10, as it's about "Azure" and LinkedIn acquisition. My bet is we are misled by who this fight benefit to... (Sorry if I got this all wrong, . :)
XP support - 12 years
Win 7 extended support to end 2020
Jellybean - support ended after 4 years
Kit Kat - on security only updates after only 3 years
Now Winphone 8.1 support will end in 2017 (3 years after introduction) - if people consider that's more comparable to Android
"MSFT should fire back "
Given their history they probably already have been trying to undermine FOSS by publishing flaws by proxy before Google started.
It would be interesting to see the Windows source code published and see how lazy and slipshod MS coders have been.
It is interesting that you should post this just when Google's quarterly revenue/sales overtook Microsoft's for the first time in history. In the most recent reported quarter, Google grew by 20% to $22bn and Microsoft grew by less than 1% to $20bn. It looks as if Microsoft may have stopped growing for the time being, whereas Google, is still growing at double digit rates.
I think it is Microsoft that feel threatened.
On the plus side a patch from MS will get applied to most machines - although it'll take ages on windows 7 to update. Google release patches - but most android phones never get them. I'd stick to linux for most stuff - but the geniuses at Barclays bank IT dept don't seem to have got their payment authorisation system working on linux.
What MS mean by "Trustworthy Computing": high value content must be protected everywhere on the path between the content rights owner and the viewer/listener.
Nothing to do with end users and/or IT departments and/or IT-dependent organisations being able to trust their most critical software vendor.
Am I the only one who's not surprised that MS themselves apparently also don't like being forced into something? Aren't to happy about being bullied around by someone their own size/ bigger?
Want to solve this bug?
No, no, no,no, NO! I clicked Cancel, I clicked CANCEL!!!
A lot of it is that Microsoft blames applications, drivers,... anything and anyone but itself when things don't work after a Microsoft update gets released...]
And it gets worse when the update doesn't do what it was reported to do, so no information, and a dump of updates you can't avoid.
And it is STILL the fault of someone else when it doesn't work.
Although there is obviously some aspects of this rooted in competition as google now fields its own operating system which competes in some areas with MS products the reality is that MS basically wants KNOWN security risks to be swept under the carpet until they can be bothered to fix them
Considering that there is still the exact same networking bug that leaves ghost machines on networks and leaves machines unable to browse each other or where one can browse another but that one cant browse back even if theyre in the same homegroup which has been around for over 2 years now I really dont have much if any faith in microsofts desire, willingness or even abiiity to fix bugs in a timely fashion
I actually think 90 days is far too long for a security hole that allows access to a machine and its data, I would prefer a fixed 30 day deadline with NO wiggle room and realistically even that is quite long
Imagine an antivirus program that said its "target" for updates in response to any new threat was 90 days give or take a few weeks, who would buy it?
Operating systems aren't a phone app. Apple took eight months to fix fully its task switch issue. Rush out a patch, and a lot of applications may stop working. Some fix may not be just flipping a few bytes, they could need deep rewrites of critical functions. Imposing draconian deadlines to *others* would just create more havoc than what it tries to solve.
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