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Microsoft fixed Bing security issue

by on30 March 2023

Just days before AI was given control of the whole thing

Software King of the World, Microsoft patched a dangerous security issue in Bing last month just days before it handed control of the search engine to AI.

The problem was discovered by outside researchers at the security firm Wiz. It was created by a mistake in the way that Microsoft configured applications on Azure, its cloud-computing platform, and could be used to gain access to emails and other documents of people who used Bing.

Vole fixed the problem on 2 February, according to Ami Luttwak, Wiz's chief technology officer. However, five days later Satya Nadella introduced the new generative AI capabilities to Bing, bringing a renewed interest in Microsoft's 14-year-old search engine.

Usage of Bing has jumped, rising to more than 100 million daily active users in the month since the upgrade.


Last modified on 30 March 2023
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