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Applications for the first class is open till July 31 and the first class will start in September 2018. Wikimedia Commons
  • Google has detected a flaw in Microsoft Edge
  • The advantage can be cashed in by the hackers
  • Microsoft will correct the flaw soon

Google has made public the details of a medium-level security flaw in Microsoft Edge browser whose patch is still not produced.

The vulnerability was first discovered in November 2017, by the search giant’s Project Zero.

Microsoft Edge Browser has flaw which can be used to the advantage of hackers. Wikimedia Commons
Microsoft Edge Browser has flaw which can be used to the advantage of hackers. Wikimedia Commons

According to Engadget, taking advantage of the flaw, hackers could bypass Microsoft Edge’s existing security measures to inject malicious code into a victim’s computer.

Google, through its Project Zero, notified Microsoft about a bug in November, giving the company the usual 90-day disclosure deadline.

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With the three-month deadline over, the team of security analysts employed by Google tasked with finding zero-day vulnerabilities — Project Zero –went public with the details of the security flaw.

Google notified of the flaw via its Project Zero. Wikimedia Commons
Google notified of the flaw via its Project Zero. Wikimedia Commons

The search giant granted a 14-day extension to Microsoft after it said that the problem was complex and it needed more time to fix it.

But, Microsoft even missed the second deadline to produce the patch of the vulnerability. However, given Edge’s small market share, the security issue was unlikely to affect too many people though it is still embarrassing for the company.

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Microsoft to Launch Foldable Surface in 2020 that Would Run Android Apps and iCloud in Windows 10

The device would be powered by the new version of Windows 10, named Windows Core OS or WCOS, also known as Windows Lite, geared for a dual-display user interface

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FILE - A sign for Microsoft is seen on a building in Cambridge, Massachusetts, March 18, 2017. VOA

Microsoft is planning to launch in 2020 a foldable surface that would run Android apps and iCloud in Windows 10, according to media reports.

According to Jeff Lin, Associate Director, Consumer Electronics at IHS Markit, the foldable surface is expected to have two 9-inch screens with a 4:3 aspect ratio, Forbes reported on Sunday.

The device would be powered by the new version of Windows 10, named Windows Core OS or WCOS, also known as Windows Lite, geared for a dual-display user interface.

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The device would be powered by the new version of Windows 10, named Windows Core OS or WCOS, also known as Windows Lite, geared for a dual-display user interface. Wikimedia Commons

Although it is not yet confirmed when Microsoft will make the announcement about the device, it will have a 10nm Intel Lakefield processor, with an always-on connectivity function for LTE or 5G.

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Earlier in 2019, Lenovo showcased what it described as the “World’s First Foldable PC”, expected to launch this year. The device can be folded in half like a book and looks like a big tablet when opened up. (IANS)