The Microsoft Edge Browser has a security flaw that might help the hackers inject malicious code into a user’s computer says Google. Google has publicly given the details of Microsoft’s Browser defect whose patch hasn’t been produced till yet.
This might come as a stressing news for the Microsoft edge users as they might be dealing with some infectious agent unbeknown-st to them.
The shortcoming of the browser which was earlier discovered in November 2017, by the Google’s Project Zero informed Microsoft about the issue in November and gave the company the standard three months disclosure deadline.
With the 90 day deadline over, the team force employed by the google tasked with finding zero-day vulnerabilities — Project Zero —went public with the details of the security flaw.
According to Engadget, hackers can take advantage of the weak spot and could bypass Microsoft Edge’s existing security measures to harm the victim’s computer.
After Microsoft told the Search Giant that the problem is complex and they need more time to fix it, google granted a 14 day extension to the Technology company.
However Microsoft wasn’t able to deliver the patch of the vulnerability and missed its second deadline too.
Google who has always been insistent on others for adopting its disclosure policies disclosed the problem, before the patch could have been released. On the other hand, Microsoft kept resisting for a long time too.
Well, Google has maintained a history of disclosing Microsoft bugs before their patches are ready. Microsoft may face a bit of discontentment from its users.