Do you often ask yourself what would you do without Google? Often Right? Okay ask on because Google is not as untouchable as most bug planters think.
Earlier this week, bugs were discovered planted in Google’s platform by a security researcher which led him to gain access to the company’s sensitive internal systems indicating vulnerability in the system.
According to a report in Motherboard on Wednesday, Alex Birsan found vulnerabilities inside the Google Issue Tracker – used internally to track bugs and feature requests during product development. An issue tracking system is a computer software package that manages and maintains lists of issues, as needed by an organization.
The largest one of these vulnerabilities was one that allowed the researcher to gain access to the internal platform but the internet giant has quickly patched the bug found by Birsan and there’s no evidence anyone else found the bugs and exploited them, the re So users really shouldn’t bother asking themselves those questions, Google is patched and safe and ready to deliver.
“Exploiting this bug gives you access to every vulnerability report anyone sends to Google until they catch on to the fact that you’re spying on them,” Birsan told Motherboard. “They are all patched now and he received rewards of $3,133.7, $5,000, and $7,500 for reporting them to Google,” the report said.
Issue Tracker is available outside of Google for use by external public and partner users who need to collaborate with Google teams on specific projects. The platform has access control permissions that govern which users can find, view, create and modify issues for each project.