Adobe recently issued an update for the popular Flash Player
utility to patch critical flaws that could allow an attacker to run malicious code on the target system. But, if you’re using Windows 8, the version of Flash that Microsoft has embedded in Internet Explorer 10 is still vulnerable. Good news, though—an update is forthcoming to address that problem.
Adobe responds quickly to patch identified vulnerabilities, and most Windows users are conditioned to apply security updates as they’re released, but Microsoft is responsible for updating Flash in its Web browser. Windows 8 hasn’t yet officially launched, though, and Microsoft’s initial response was that Flash would not be updated until after October 26 when Windows 8 becomes available to the general public.