Google Engineers Reported More than Half of Patch Tuesday Bugs

The search company helps Microsoft patch the security issues spotted in its software

By on February 14th, 2013 02:21 GMT

Microsoft rolled out this month’s Patch Tuesday updates only a few hours ago, trying to fix a total of 57 vulnerabilities discovered in several products such as Windows, Office, and Internet Explorer.

It’s very interesting to note that more than half of these bugs have been reported by Google engineers, including important bugs in the Windows operating system.

The Verge has found that several Google engineers are mentioned in Microsoft’s “Acknowledgements” section, as the company publishes a list of people to thank to after every single Patch Tuesday cycle.

Mateusz “j00ru” Jurczyk, a security engineer at Google, has reported a total of 32 important issues in Windows, while Gynvael Coldwind, another employee of the Mountain View-based search giant, found and informed Microsoft of five other bugs.

Of course, nobody knows for sure why Google security engineers are reporting such a big number of bugs to Microsoft, but this isn’t quite a new thing for the Redmond-based software giant.

Google employees have constantly sent bug reports to Microsoft, but they usually submitted only a single advisory.
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