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Flash vulnerability fix for Internet Explorer 10 is on the way, says Microsoft [Windows 8]

Posted By Kathryn On September 11, 2012 @ 7:00 PM In Browsers,Windows | 1 Comment


The version of Internet Explorer [2] 10 that comes bundled with¬†Windows 8 [3] has a vulnerability that has been traced to it’s integrated specific version of Adobe Flash [4]. At first, Microsoft claimed that they wouldn’t be providing security patches for the bundled software until October; now they’ve changed their tune amid public annoyance (including a raging Ashraf). The fix, which will be pushed out through Windows Update on Windows 8, should be released before Windows 8 floods into the market officially – but for those of you who might have eagerly leaped aboard the Windows 8 bandwagon the moment it came into view on the horizon, you might want to keep a weather eye out the patch on Windows Update, and snatch it up the moment it rolls out.

Flash vulnerabilities [5] for Internet Explorer 10 is more than just a one-time problem. With Flash [6] being constantly targeted by scumbags, it is only time before another vulnerability goes unpatched for days (weeks?). So unless Microsoft [7] and Adobe find some way to work together and coordinate quicker Flash update releases, Windows 8 users are in for a world of hurt. I don’t think that’s something that either company wants, so I hope they can learn to play nice together soon.

[via Engadget [8]]

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[1] Image: http://dottech.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/AdobeFlash11.jpg

[2] Internet Explorer: http://dottech.org/tag/internet-explorer

[3] Windows 8: http://dottech.org/tag/windows-8

[4] vulnerability that has been traced to it’s integrated specific version of Adobe Flash: http://dottech.org/windows/79721/windows-8-users-are-vulnerable-to-exploits-due-to-lack-of-updates-to-flash/

[5] Flash vulnerabilities: http://dottech.org/tag/flash-bugs

[6] Flash: http://dottech.org/tag/flash

[7] Microsoft: http://dottech.org/tag/microsoft

[8] Engadget: http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/11/micrsoft-confirms-flash-vulnerability-fix-for-internet-explorer/

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