Google has released details of a bug in Microsoft’s browsing programs that would allow attackers to build websites that make the software crash. … in some cases, allow attackers to hijack a victim’s browser.
The bug was found in November, but details are only now being released after the expiry of the 90-day deadline Google gave Microsoft to find a fix.
It added it was involved in “an ongoing conversation with Google about extending their deadline since the disclosure could potentially put customers at risk”.
What kind of a bug can a browser have that’s not fixable in 90days!?
It’s not a problem for them to fix the bug … the problem is where to move it so the NSA can still hack into your machine! That takes some time … damn google for screwing up a good thing once again! lol
So true! @happybeingposted a cool article from Chrome’s main guy I think and it was talking about exactly this: IE’s basic design philosophy, which focuses on mitigation, ensures they are always one step behind, just as you’re saying.
I’m not sure that’s the case. They have awesome engineers, but they are limited by not only bureaucracy but also past design decisions. If something needs fundamental changes many levels down, you are pretty screwed no matter how excellent your skills are.