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Microsoft patches critical Windows 8 bug

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 23 Sep 2012 3:53 User comments (5)

Microsoft patches critical Windows 8 bug Microsoft has confirmed they have updated Flash in Windows 8, patching a critical bug that was leaving Internet Explorer users open to attacks.
On September 11th, the company promised to patch the media player "shortly," doing an about-face from a previous statement in which they said it would be fixed in October.

Similar to Google, Microsoft built Flash into the new Internet Explorer 10, meaning they had to patch the bug, not Adobe. The software giant said this, months ago, of the move: "By updating Flash through Windows Update, like IE, we make security more convenient for customers."

There are a total of eight bugs that required a patch, one of which has been exploited by hackers for weeks now. One hacking group admitted to hijacking PCs with the flaw while Microsoft waited.

The update is for the Windows 8 Release Preview and Windows 8 RTM.

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5 user comments

123.9.2012 18:58

Seems like ill not get this at least for a year or 18 months till they iron out the flaws. But seeing how this is Microsoft they will patch the OS every month.

Edited by DVDBack23

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224.9.2012 07:11

This is one of the many reasons why I do not like this operating system

logic is an enemy and truth is a menace

324.9.2012 13:20

monolithic kernel.. reboot.. reboot.. reboot.. gaping backdoors open to anybody who can sign malware with an added "system" flag.. same old crap from the company who have never invented ANYTHING.. (still uses the old pc-dos signed bootloader.. which dates from dos2 days when Bill bought it.. and people wonder why it's so easy to shove rootkits into?)

ARR! Them pesky Navy! Get out of my sea!

428.9.2012 14:34

Originally posted by Crimson_Prince:
This is one of the many reasons why I do not like this operating system

Because MS released a patch promptly instead of waiting another month?

I'm not following your logic, or should I say lack of.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 28 Sep 2012 @ 2:34

530.9.2012 01:46

If they're using IE, they deserve to be attacked! :p Firefox is failing of late too. My thing has been chrome lately.

To delete, or not to delete. THAT is the question!

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