Internet Explorer 10 On Windows 8 Lacks Major Flash Security Update
Adobe has just rolled out a security update for it's ever popular Flash Player. This update is available for all browsers save one, Internet Explorer 10. The new browser included with Windows 8 is lacking this major security update which has attained Adobe's priority 1 classification. This means it is a vital update that all users should have or need to get immediately. Adobe stated the following about the vulnerabilities, "This update resolves vulnerabilities being targeted, or which have a higher risk of being targeted, by exploit(s) in the wild for a given product version and platform. Adobe recommends administrators install the update as soon as possible. (for instance, within 72 hours)."
Microsoft made a bold design decision with Internet Explorer in Windows 8, adding Adobe’s Flash Player to the browser as a built-in component instead of a third-party plugin. That design echoes Google’s decision long ago to include Flash Player in every version of Chrome. The advantage of this design for Microsoft is that it enables playback of Flash content in the otherwise-plugin-free Windows 8 browser. The bad news is that it adds a bottleneck between Adobe’s updates and browser users.
Posted by | Thu, Sep 06, 2012 - 02:28 PM