A new research group has been launched by tech giant Google termed Project Zero which intends to reduce the number of zero-day attacks, faced by people, significantly.
The group is still hiring and is yet to take form. However, some descriptions of the plan are given below.
The group is hiring and still taking form, but Evans gave some high-level descriptions of its plans:
No particular bound is being placed on the project and work is going on for bringing about an improvement in the software’s security depending on large number of people. Careful attention is being paid to the motivations, targets and techniques of attackers. Standard approaches will be used such as location as well as reports of vulnerabilities. New research will be conducted into program analysis, exploitation and mitigations. Bugs would end up in the database which is available publicly. Google researches would try working with software makers for letting them know about the issues in real time. The project might result in cloud-based service.
Last year, Project Shield was announced by Google in order to block the DDoS attacks against websites that are serving content in relation to media, human rights and elections.
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