(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Google announced earlier today its new security initiative for making the Internet a safer place, Project Zero.
According to the tech giant, the new security team is a team of highly skilled, full-time researchers that work towards locating and reporting large number of security threats.
“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,” says Google “Researcher Herder” Chris Evans via blog post. “We think more can be done to tackle this problem.”
He also notes that Project Zero isn’t restricted to finding vulnerabilities on only Google products. The team will work to discover bugs in other software that is widely used, paying attention to “techniques, targets and motivations of attackers.”
The information found will be stored in an external database where the vendors of the compromised software will be notified. Once a patch is made available, the team will release the information to the public, allowing users to discuss the vulnerability and see how long it took the vendor to patch the bug.