Google, a present day supergiant we all know and probably deal with daily has launched a super hacker team to work on its illusive ‘Project Zero’.
Google announced only yesterday that it has put together a project in the search to reduce the amount of 0 days vulnerabilities floating around cyber space, in the article itself Google says;
‘You should be able to use the web without fear that a criminal or state-sponsored actor is exploiting software bugs to infect your computer, steal secrets or monitor your communications.’
It’s a very scary concept to think that anyone is monitoring communications or in fact stealing secrets from anyone, on the internet or in real life. Chris Evans reports in his blogpost that: ‘We’re not placing any particular bounds on this project and will work to improve the security of any software depended upon by large numbers of people.’ This is shown by Google publishing the said flaw on a public database after it is fixed so all other parties involved may be able to fix the same issue.
Google is currently hiring for ‘Project Zero’ and I for one hope they get the best. How do you guys feel about this? Is it a scary thought for you? Are you happy a company is stepping up to take care of such threats?
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By Craig Fox | July 16th, 2014