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Seems the feud between Google and Microsoft is quite large and ongoing or Google just likes to poke around Windows.

Microsoft is having one of its biggest "Patch Tuesday" monthly security updates ever, issuing fixes for a whopping 57 flaws in Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, and other products. And who does Microsoft have to thank for more than half of these reported problems? Google.

Google engineers often find and report security vulnerabilities in Microsoft products, but they outdid themselves this month. Mateusz "j00ru" Jurczyk, a self-described "Windows hacker" and security engineer at Google, is credited for reporting 32 issues with Windows which Microsoft deemed "important," or one step below "critical." A second Google security engineer, Gynvael Coldwind, collaborated on reporting five of those bugs.

Google engineers are regularly credited in security updates, but this month's count is unusually high. (Google engineers reported a bug a month in October, November, and December, and none in January.) The total number of bugs Microsoft fixed this month is close to the all-time record of 64.

Microsoft welcomes bug reports from outsiders, which is why it has appended an "acknowledgements" section to every security update since 2000. "When you see a security professional acknowledged in a Microsoft Security Bulletin, it means that they reported the vulnerability to us confidentially, worked with us to develop the patch, and helped us disseminate information about it once the threat was eliminated," the company says.

Full article: http://www.theverge....-massive-update

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I just want to point out that Gynvael Coldwind sounds like either a Gaelic name or a name out of the Dishonored game. Either way, it's a badass name and I'm kinda jelly :p

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This is not a feud, they're helping

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Google just wants to make sure anyone getting online is safe and can view their ads peacefully.

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^ Maybe Google should make their own OS. ;)

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They have. It's called Chrome OS. :p

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They have. It's called Chrome OS. :p

lol. Notice the smiley after Hum's reply?

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lol. Notice the smiley after Hum's reply?

Notice the one after mine. :) Hum and I are friends who tease back and forth. It's all good.

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Notice the one after mine. :) Hum and I are friends who tease back and forth. It's all good.

u guys have a bromance then XD :p

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