Sony PlayStation: When an Apple employee found a bug in a Google product and didn’t report it – Times of India

Google has fixed the zero-day bug in Chrome. Although there is nothing special about the discovery of the Zero Day bug, what is interesting here is that the bug was allegedly discovered by a apple employee, According to a report in TechCrunch, Google has fixed a zero-day in Chrome which was found by a Apple Employee.
According to the report, a Google employee wrote in the comments section on the report that the bug was originally found by an Apple employee who was participating in the Capture the Flag (CTF) hacking contest in March. Although this isn’t the first time that an Apple employee has found a zero-day bug in a Google product, it might have been different if the Apple employee hadn’t reported the bug.
The bug was reported to Google by someone else participating in the contest, and the company’s employees did not actually discover the bug themselves, nor were they on the team that found the bug.
what is zero-day bug
A zero-day is a bug or defect that the company is not aware of and needs to be fixed. In this case, it meant that Google was not aware of the bug and had not issued a patch yet.
What the Google employee wrote
The Google employee wrote, “This issue was reported by sisu of the CTF team HXP and was discovered by a member of Apple Security Engineering and Architecture (SEAR) during the HXP CTF 2022.” It’s unclear why the Apple employee didn’t report the bug in March. Google spokesperson Ed Fernandez told TechCrunch in an email that “our understanding of the bug is public.” “We [recommend] Contact Apple for any further information, wrote Fernandez.
In the original report on March 26, the person reporting said that someone in Team COPY had found the bug during a CTF conducted by Team XHP. The person, whose name was not disclosed in the report, said they decided to report it even though they didn’t find it themselves because they were “not 100% sure it was reported to the Chromium team.” “That’s why I wanted to be safe,” the man wrote, according to the report.
The bug was fixed on March 29, and Google decided to award a $10,000 bug bounty to the person who reported it, not necessarily the Apple employee who found it.