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


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]]