We know that everything has its pros and cons that affects our life. This internet enabled world opens the opportunity for hackers to hack the sensitive data. Many such cases have been witnessed in 2014 like Heartbleed, eBay cyber-attack, Sony hack, etc.
It opens a biggest security challenge for internet enabled companies and businesses to offer secure environment to their users. To make safe and secure internet enabled world, some of the top internet enabled companies are working in this direction. One of them is Google.
A few months ago Google started spending some of its time on the research work to make the internet safer. With its success and this part-time research work has led to the emergence of a new well-staffed team called Project Zero.
The main objective of Project Zero is to significantly reduce the number of people harmed by targeted attacks. This project is not bounded only for internal use, but it also will work to improve the security of any software depended upon by large numbers of people.
Work related to this project to be kept transparent. In company's own word:
“We commit to doing our work transparently. Every bug we discover will be filed in an external database. We will only report bugs to the software's vendor—and no third parties. Once the bug report becomes public (typically once a patch is available), you'll be able to monitor vendor time-to-fix performance, see any discussion about exploitability, and view historical exploits and crash traces. We also commit to sending bug reports to vendors in as close to real-time as possible, and to working with them to get fixes to users in a reasonable time”.
The latest affair related to Project Zero is Windows flaw. Google just posted a security bulletin concerning weaknesses in the user profile creation process in Windows 8.1, which could allow hackers to take control of a computer. Google had initially told Microsoft about the problem on October 13th. Microsoft blasts Google for revealing Windows flaw days before patch and urge Google to make protection of customers our collective primary goal."
We hope Google’s this initiative will inspire other companies to take steps to make internet safe and secure.
(Omnie Solutions is an enterprise application development company providing custom web and enterprise mobile application development services to global business. Omnie Solutions has extensive experience and expertise in app development for smart gadgets like Google Glass and smart watches. Follow Omnie Solutions on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter for technology updates).