Microsoft Reports Hacks From Flaw Outed By Google Engineer

Law360, New York (July 10, 2013, 4:28 PM EDT) -- Microsoft Inc. admitted on Tuesday that some computers have been targeted in cyberattacks via the exploitation of a security gap in its Windows operating system that had been publicly revealed weeks earlier by a Google Inc. software engineer.

Google engineer Tavis Ormandy disclosed the flaw — which Microsoft provided a patch for on Tuesday — in a series of increasingly detailed posts in a public forum throughout May, ultimately publishing an "exploit" code that could purportedly allow hackers to crash or take over computers via the...
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