Google: We Found Major Vulnerabilities in Android, Chrome, Windows and iOS

Google has a team called Project Zero that investigates vulnerabilities in softwares. The team announced that they detected 7 major vulnerabilities in Android, Chrome, Windows and iOS. According to the statement from said companies, they quickly resolved their security gaps. However, it was stated that security vulnerabilities were actively exploited by hackers until they were detected.

Google, one of the largest technology companies in the world, has a white hat hacker team tasked with finding vulnerabilities in almost every software. Project Zero team announced that they found critical vulnerabilities in popular software with hundreds of millions of users, such as Chrome, Android, Windows, and iOS.

As you can imagine, Google immediately notified the related developers of the detected vulnerabilities. However, these gaps were quickly resolved. According to Google‘s statements, hackers actively exploited these vulnerabilities until these vulnerabilities were identified and fixed.

Google: We Found Major Vulnerabilities in Android, Chrome, Windows and iOS
Google: We Found Major Vulnerabilities in Android, Chrome, Windows and iOS

Google did not share details regarding the vulnerabilities in question. For one of the vulnerabilities, Apple quickly released an update to iPhone 6 and iPhone 5S running iOS 12. The fact that patches for released for such older models, shows how serious the vulnerabilities are, however, no details have been shared regarding the incident.

Apple did not answer questions about these vulnerabilities. Microsoft reported that they released a security update for the CVE-2020-17087 vulnerability in November. According to the information shared about the security breaches in question, all the vulnerabilities were linked. It took the Google Project Zero team 10 days to find all the vulnerabilities.

Yavuz Çiçek
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