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Google discloses security flaw in Microsoft Edge

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Applications for the first class is open till July 31 and the first class will start in September 2018.
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 Works on Its New Feature “Outlook Spaces”

Microsoft is working on its new Outlook feature called Spaces

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Microsoft is working on a new feature called "Outlook Spaces" that would allow users to organise emails, meetings, calendar appointments, to-do lists, notes and documents. Pixabay

Microsoft is working on a new feature called “Outlook Spaces” that would allow users to organise emails, meetings, calendar appointments, to-do lists, notes and documents into easy-to-follow project areas.

With the “Spaces’ feature, users can also include any relevant links and more at one single place, thus improving productivity at work.

“Outlook Spaces” will also use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to assist consumers, MSPoweruser reported on Sunday.

Microsoft Outlook
The new feature named Outlook Spaces by Microsoft will be using Artificial Intelligence. Pixabay

A video showing “Outlook Spaces” was posted by a user on Twitter over the weekend.

“Spaces helps you organise your emails, meetings, and docs into easy-to-follow project spaces. Forget worrying about dropping the ball; Spaces helps you stay effortlessly on top of what matters,” posted the user.

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The feature “pulls together your documents, emails and events using the search terms you provide here. In upcoming releases, we’ll be using AI to assist in discovering and grouping work items into Spaces”. (IANS)