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Google Project Zero researchers find crazy bad Windows RCE flaw

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, May 9, 2017.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Koniakki Ancient Guru

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    Juuuust gonna step into my office for now.....

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  3. thatguy91

    thatguy91 Ancient Guru

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    Google certainly have their own security holes. Considering how much bigger Windows needs to be in complexity due to its nature, Google really have much less of an excuse for these. Good luck if you don't have the very latest Android OS, which most people don't since you can't just simply update most phones apart from 'key' models.

    Imagine if Microsoft did this to Google, Google would probably turn around and try and sue. Google's real competitor is Apple, but they're harder to go after. With Apple, you basically have to use the latest OS whether you 'like it' or not. Okay, you have the option of not updating, but if you don't you're the outsider and it's 100 percent your fault for not doing it. They also only have to support their own products, which from a technical perspective is extremely limited.

    If Google release this information and people lose data, there's identify theft, and businesses face severe financial loss due to losing intellectual property, people would blame Microsoft. However, Google would be the ones who would face the legal repercussions from Microsoft as they released information that allowed people to explot the flaw.

    You could argue this, but let's put it a different way. If information was posted on how to make a very effective, very explosive bomb easily on the internet, using certain products that only a particular companies makes, you could argue this is a critical flaw in the companies product... what if that companies product is the only realistic product that people could use, and its availability and use was common and widespread?

    Obviously the people who make the bombs are guilty, like the people exploiting these flaws. Is the company guilty for making products that could be used for making bombs? There are a huge amount of products out there that can be used for making explosive devices, effectiveness obviously varies. However, even with low effectiveness they could be made cheaply, so more of them, and instead of one instance you could have a dozen or more. If you got rid of the products that could be used you would have to make life style changes, so getting rid of them, like replacing Windows with an alternative, really isn't practical. No, linux is not an viable option due to hardware compatibility, ease of use, software compatibility, and if you're getting away from Windows you can't argue for the use of Windows emulators. It would be like using just dishwashing liquid to wash your bathroom.

    In the sense of the bombmaking information the person who posted the information would be at fault. If anyone is stupid enough to post such information and they were traced, they would be up for criminal liability. What Google are doing is essentially finding new ways of making bombs, and threatening to release that information if their demands aren't met. This quite literally makes them the cyber equivalent of terrorists.
     
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    All that work for nothing, they can still scan all the things through the ceiling
     

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    Unfortunately the chair rollers are right there for the hacking as well.
     
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    Humanoid_1 Master Guru

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    It seems MS have already stepped up and released an automatic update ahead of Patch Tuesday release.

    No more problem here :)
     
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    effectively allready fixed, yesterday a patch of windows defender wass issued by MS. Just check that you have update it, just in case.
     
  8. Turanis

    Turanis Maha Guru

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    Hahaha,so true. :D
     
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    checked and updated, thanks :)
     

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