Top Stock: Google Inc (NASDAQ GOOG) Hiring Team For Project Zero

Google Inc (NASDAQ GOOG) has hired a crack team of researchers, called Project Zero, to protect the internet users against online virus attacks. Team of Project Zero will have the sole responsibility of enhancing the security along the Internet.

Google has formed a team of researchers to rescue the Internet users from the disastrous bugs and security issues. News followed the event, where part-time researchers from Google and a small Finnish security firm Codenomicon detected a bug in the encryption technology used to secure some of the world’s largest websites.

Bug was dubbed as ‘Heartbleed,’ and the researchers said that it was one of the most serious security lax ever discovered as it was managed to keep itself hidden for more than two-years.

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Google Inc’s Chris Evans informed in a blog post that the team will adopt the standard procedures such as locating and reporting large numbers of vulnerabilities.

“In addition, we’ll be conducting new research into mitigations, exploitation, program analysis – and anything else that our researchers decide is a worthwhile investment,” Evans added. The outcomes of the research will be stored in an external database, and the issues will be reported to the software vendor, and not the third parties. However, after the bug has been fixed, it will be open for anyone to check how long the vendor tool to resolve the issue.

Evans said that the individuals should feel free to use the Internet without being dreaded of any criminal or state agency throwing software bugs to infect the computers, and collecting private information or communications.

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This move from Google Inc (NASDAQ GOOG) was warmly welcomed by most analysts. Finding out and revealing the bugs and other flaws will save many organizations from dreadful attacks. This step certainly is in the right direction. However, the individuals should not rely solely on Google to protect their networks.

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