Microsoft has reversed course and said it will patch a serious Adobe Flash vulnerability in Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10 before the new Microsoft OS ships Oct. 26. Microsoft had previously said it would wait until after the ship date to update Flash, which is integrated into the browser.Microsoft came under heavy criticism for its initial reaction, primarily because Windows 8 beta testers would be vulnerable for another six weeks, and attackers were already actively exploiting the flaws in Flash.Microsoft was not specific on the availability of the update; since the player is embedded in the browser, Microsoft, not Adobe is responsible
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