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Google Goes Public with XP Flaw, to Redmond's Rancor

The oneupmanship continues between Google and Microsoft, with a Google engineer publicly disclosing info on a Windows XP remote code execution flaw rather than doing the right thing and offering that info to Microsoft to deal with. The dumb move by the company that's also a verb certainly falls outside the "Don't be evil" category, not because it is making Microsoft scramble for solutions now that the info is out in the wild, but for the piling on the stupidity causing grief to Google's own customers, many of whom undoubtedly are still on XP.

Who's wrong here? Google for divulging the flaw, or Microsoft for not working fast enough to plug it?

Posted by Michael Domingo on 06/11/2010 at 11:59 AM

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