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Microsoft puts Windows 8 users at risk with missing Flash update

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    Microsoft puts Windows 8 users at risk with missing Flash update


    Last month, Adobe released a batch of critical security updates for Flash Player. Those updates are available for every modern browser except one. Microsoft has yet to release the update for IE 10 in Windows 8, and may not do so until next month.
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    Thanks for the heads up, Brink.

    Is this on the desktop version as well?
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    Yep, all IE10 versions.
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    Thanks.

    Bummer. Looks like I'll disable it and do video surfing on my 7 side. One advantage of dual booting.
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    Luckily you could also use Firefox in Windows 8 since you can update it with the latest version of Adobe Flash Player.
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    Thanks again. Good idea. I'll check it out.
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    Thanks for that info Shawn. I've been neglecting my Win 8 partition somewhat lately, so booted over there and sure enough was offered a Flash Update for Firefox.
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    I always thought it was a bunch of bull integrating flash directly into IE10. MS promised security, and can't deliver. I also don't believe there is a way to completely remove flash, though it can be disabled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phailyoor View Post
    I always thought it was a bunch of bull integrating flash directly into IE10. MS promised security, and can't deliver. I also don't believe there is a way to completely remove flash, though it can be disabled.
    Give them time. After all, it is beta until final release in October. There must be a good reason why they intergraded it. MS is not the stupid evil empire some make them out to be.
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    Adobe admits Flash exploits threaten Windows 8


    Microsoft's Windows 8 is vulnerable to attack by exploits that hackers have been aiming at PCs for several weeks, Adobe confirmed Friday.

    Microsoft said it will not patch the bug in Flash Player until what it called "GA," for "general availability." That would be October 26, when Windows 8 hits retail and PCs powered by the new operating system go on sale. (See other Windows 8 news.)

    "We will update Flash in Windows 8 via Windows Update as needed," a spokeswoman said in a reply to questions. "The current version of Flash in the Windows 8 RTM build does not have the latest fix, but we will have a security update coming through Windows Update in the GA timeframe."

    Microsoft, not Adobe, is responsible for patching Flash Player in Windows 8 because the company took a page from Google's playbook and integrated the popular media software with Internet Explorer 10 (IE10), the new operating system's browser. Microsoft announced that move in late May when it launched the last public sneak-peak of Windows 8, or "Release Preview."

    At the time, Dean Hachamovitch, the company's lead executive for IE, said, "By updating Flash through Windows Update, like IE, we make security more convenient for customers."



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