Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 1st Jun 2013 18:43 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption Google is changing its disclosure policy for zero-day exploits - both in their own software as in that of others - from 60 days do 7 days. "Seven days is an aggressive timeline and may be too short for some vendors to update their products, but it should be enough time to publish advice about possible mitigations, such as temporarily disabling a service, restricting access, or contacting the vendor for more information. As a result, after 7 days have elapsed without a patch or advisory, we will support researchers making details available so that users can take steps to protect themselves. By holding ourselves to the same standard, we hope to improve both the state of web security and the coordination of vulnerability management." I support this 100%. It will force notoriously slow-responding companies - let's not mention any names - to be quicker about helping their customers. Google often uncovers vulnerabilities in other people's software (e.g. half of patches fixed on some Microsoft 'patch Tuesdays' are uncovered by Google), so this could have a big impact.
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RE[9]: Comment by Nelson
by JAlexoid on Tue 4th Jun 2013 11:22 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by Nelson"
JAlexoid
Member since:
2009-05-19

Sorry to break this to you if these machines need to be that secure it should have never been allowed to be installed and it shouldn't have internet access.

Sure... eBanking systems should never have been built. Since they have to be secure and using your statement "shouldn't have internet access".

We are not talking about any piece of consumer software exclusively. Like Flash is.

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RE[10]: Comment by Nelson
by lucas_maximus on Tue 4th Jun 2013 13:35 in reply to "RE[9]: Comment by Nelson"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Sure... eBanking systems should never have been built. Since they have to be secure and using your statement "shouldn't have internet access".

We are not talking about any piece of consumer software exclusively. Like Flash is.


These machines are locked down, you know what the point was.

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