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Early adopters of Windows 8 at risk with vulnerable Adobe Flash
Early adopters of Windows 8 have found themselves using a vulnerable version of Adobe Flash player for Internet Explorer with no patch available. Windows 8 includes a version of Adobe Flash, but the Flash installer for Windows will not update the Windows 8 version and instead refers users to the Microsoft Windows Update service. As of the time this blog post was published, Microsoft had not provided an updated version of Flash but has released a statement indicating an update will be available "shortly".
Until and updated version of Flash is provided by Microsoft, Windows 8 users should consider using another browser that has an up-to-date Flash plug-in, such as Firefox or Chrome, or disabling the Flash plug-in in Internt Explorer 10.
Windows 8 is currently available to Enterprise customers, including IT Pros at IU, but general availability and the retail release is not expected until late October. Until that time, IT Pros should carefully consider the risks associated with deploying an operating system in production before it's general availability date.