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Adobe patches Flash zero day

[UPDATED] A vulnerability in Flash Player for Windows, Mac and Linux is being exploited in the wild. An update is available from Adobe (and Google and Microsoft for their browsers).

April 28, 2014

Flash: Back from the dead again?

Microsoft changes its IE Flash policies, there are ructions in HTML5, and Adobe is readying a new release of its Flash development tools. Is it time for the return of the plug-in?

April 5, 2013 by

Microsoft changes default Flash behavior in Windows 8 and RT

In a surprise reversal, Microsoft has changed the default behavior of Flash content on websites viewed using Internet Explorer in Windows 8 or Windows RT. Previously, sites had to be on a whitelist before Flash would work. The new behavior effectively turns the Compatibility View list into an exclusive blacklist of badly behaved sites.

March 11, 2013

An inside look at Internet Explorer 10's mysterious Flash whitelist

Update: Effective March 12, 2013, Microsoft has reversed the behavior described in this article. In Windows 8 and especially on Windows RT, your ability to run Flash programs hosted on the web depends on whether a site is included on Microsoft's Compatibility View list. This post describes the original rules, which are no longer in effect.

January 13, 2013 by

Adobe and Microsoft release Flash security updates in sync

Adobe today announced the release of a major security update for its Flash Player and Air software. Microsoft delivered its version of that patch roughly an hour later, significantly improving on its embarrassingly late performance last month.

October 8, 2012

Microsoft puts Windows 8 users at risk with missing Flash update

Last month, Adobe released a batch of critical security updates for Flash Player. Those updates are available for every modern browser except one. Microsoft has yet to release the update for IE 10 in Windows 8, and may not do so until next month.

September 6, 2012

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