Microsoft to Fix Flash bug for Windows 8 Shortly
Early adopters of Windows 8 were reported to face some technical glitches while using Microsoft’s yet-to-launch tablet-ready computer operating system. And it was reported by Adobe as the Flash plug-in inside Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 8 had some bugs. According to Adobe, the version of the Flash plug-in which was bundled in Internet Explorer 10 was outdated. Initially Microsoft claimed they would not deliver any updates regarding the plug-in before the official release of the OS. However, Microsoft has decided to release a patch to fix the vulnerability in the Adobe Flash plug-in in Internet Explorer 10 ‘shortly’, even before it launches Windows 8 on October 26.
Microsoft has promised to fix the Flash glitches via an e-mail sent to Ed Bott at ZDNet. In that e-mail, Yunsun Wee, Microsoft’s Director of Trustworthy Computing has stated that,
“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.”
Considering the trend that Microsoft schedules their patch delivery on second Tuesday and Adobe on the third and fourth Tuesday of every month, another source claimed the Adobe Flash patch is expected via Windows Update around the end of next week. This means, early adopters of Windows 8 could be exposed to hackers’ exploits till the time. Click here to learn more about Windows 8.