Items tagged with Project Zero

Microsoft no longer needs to feel singled out by Google and its Project Zero team for disclosing multiple unpatched vulnerabilities in Windows. It wasn't personal, just an inflexible policy on the part of Project Zero to give companies a 90-day window to patch any vulnerabilities it finds before making them public. And now it's Apple that's in Project Zero's spotlight.Project Zero has made public a trio of zero-day vulnerabilities discovered in Apple's OS X platform, releasing all the gory details of each one to the public after Apple failed to address them within the allotted 90-day windows.None of the three vulnerabilities are considered critical. What's more, the first one involves the "networkd... Read more...
Microsoft isn’t too happy about Google’s recent disclosure of an exploit within Windows 8.1. The exploit, which is local-only, allows a non-administrator to escalate his or her privileges in order to gain administrator rights. Google discovered the vulnerability as a part of its Project Zero program, and gave Microsoft 90 days — a timeframe that Google itself has instituted — to patch the bug. Things started unraveling earlier this month when Microsoft failed to release a patch before its 90 days were up. Google took matters into its own hands and published the exploit for all to see. At the time, Microsoft was rather cordial, issuing the following statement: We are working to release a security... Read more...
Samsung is always talking about the next big thing, though barring any surprises, the company is out of major product releases for the rest of the year. That means the next big thing is coming in 2015, and already there are hints that Samsung is planning to make a big splash with its successor to the Galaxy S5, its current flagship handset and one of the most popular smartphones in the world. Since it's never too early to speculate, let's go over what we know (or don't know) about the Galaxy S6. Officially, we know absolutely nothing about the Galaxy S6. Unofficially, however, we're anxious to see what Samsung has in store, because it could be the most significant smartphone release in the company's... Read more...
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