That's certainly possible, even likely, with apps developed for Windows 8 and sold through Microsoft's app store. Meanwhile, anyone want to take bets on when the first Flash 11 update will arrive?
Software giant Adobe is urging Flash users to download a software patch after the discovery of flaw that could be exploited by hackers.
I recommend two: I would love to see Adobe release an updater that isn't so intrusive.
Give me an updater that works like Windows Update, where I give it permission in advance to download and install updates as soon as they're available.
PCs with Windows, Mac and Linux are affected running the following versions of Flash Player [Related story: What is a computer virus? To update Flash and close the loophole to hackers, take the following steps: 1: Visit to find out which version you are running. 2: If your software is out of date go to https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ and install the update.
Make sure you deselect any ‘Optional offers’ that appear.
Writing on the company’s blog Erica Eng and Dan Caselden said malicious emails were being sent that “included links to compromised web servers that served either benign content or a malicious Adobe Flash Player file that exploits CVE-2015-3113.” Fire Eye informed Adobe of its discovery and Adobe released a software patch.
In a statement Adobe said the patch “addresses a critical vulnerability (CVE-2015-3113) that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.
Adobe Flash Player installed with Google Chrome and Internet Explorer on Windows 8.x should update automatically.
June 2011 was a particularly busy month, with three separate updates in a little over three weeks.
In both March and August of this year, Adobe pushed out two updates.
It provides protection from viruses, phishing email and scams, by warning you if you are about to visit a dangerous website.
It protects all devices that use your home broadband including: computers, tablets and smartphones.