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02-11-16 13:54 Age: 144 days

Dr Murdoch featured on BBC News article regarding Google's recent vulnerability disclosure

Dr Steven Murdoch was interviewed for a BBC News article regarding Google's recent disclosure of a vulnerability affecting the Windows operating system. Microsoft was given notice 10 days before the public announcement, but a longer blackout period of 30 or 60 days is standard practice. Google decided to publicise the vulnerability because it is currently being exploited, drawing criticism for Microsoft who have not yet produced fixes for all versions of Windows. Dr Murdoch suggested that "[...] whether or not it was right to have made the flaw public is a matter of debate - there are reasonable arguments on both sides, and we still don't know who are the attackers and who are the targets".

The full article is available at BBC News.


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