"Microsoft has reversed course on a decision it announced last week. According to an official statement, Windows 8 users will receive critical security updates for Flash Player "shortly." But larger questions remain."
It looks like Windows 8 users won't be at risk of attack from unpatched vulnerabilities in Adobe's Flash Player much longer.
In an e-mailed statement I received late last night, Yunsun Wee, Director of Microsoft Trustworthy Computing, said:
In light of Adobe's recently released security updates for its Flash Player, Microsoft is working closely with Adobe to release an update for Adobe Flash in IE10 to protect our mutual customers. This update will be available shortly. Ultimately, our goal is to make sure the Flash Player in Windows 8 is always secure and up-to-date, and to align our release schedule as closely to Adobe's as possible.
That decision is the first step in correcting a serious security screw-up on Microsoft's part.
Here's the background:
Adobe released critical security updates for Flash Player on August 14 and August 21. Those patches were immediately available for installation on Internet Explorer 9 and earlier versions in Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP SP3. A plugin version was released promptly for Mozilla Firefox. The patches were also incorporated into Google Chrome and sent out via that browser's automatic update mechanism....
Continued : http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-to-deliver-flash-update-to-windows-8-users-shortly-7000004039/
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