Posted on April 13th, 2013 at 22:20 6 comments
EP wrote with this heads-up:
New security updates for Adobe Flash Player versions 10.3 and 11.7 posted here:
New Adobe Shockwave Player 12 security update posted here:
And reading this Majorgeeks.com April 9 story about Avira & Windows 8 support here:
php?id=38446it looks like Avira will soon have their antivirus products certified by Microsoft as Windows 8 compatible in the upcoming weeks. When it comes to Windows 8 compatibility, Avira seems to be pretty late to the party…so to speak.
Posted on March 12th, 2013 at 21:13 7 comments
I honestly didn’t see this one coming, not from a million miles away.
I can’t begin to imagine how Silverlight developers must feel – along with the corporate types who signed off on developing Silverlight sites.
InfoWorld Tech Watch.
Posted on May 30th, 2012 at 07:26 No comments
There are a whole bunch of shoes that have yet to drop.
InfoWorld Tech Watch.
Posted on March 4th, 2011 at 23:42 3 comments
See my InfoWorld Tech Watch post. [Link fixed. Sorry 'bout that. -Woody]
Also, the Wall Street Journal reports that MS and Apple, among others, are being investigate for unfair restraint of trade in the dispute over Google’s WebM/VP8 technology.
Posted on August 19th, 2010 at 07:03 2 comments
It ain’t easy – there are no tools!
See my InfoWorld Tech Watch blog.
And all Adobe does is wag its finger….
Posted on August 11th, 2010 at 07:46 19 comments
As if we didn’t have our hands full with a record number of Microsoft Security Bulletins, Adobe’s gotten its patching into high gear.
The Adobe Flash patch is something to be concerned about – it covers six separately identified security holes in Flash. I’ll be watching it closely over the next few days, and advise you when it’s safe to patch.
Posted on May 16th, 2010 at 04:52 8 comments
Once again, Ed Bott hits the nail on the head in his ZDNet blog “How Secure is Flash?”
Flash is more ubiquitous than Windows. But it’s riddled with security holes.
Way back in October 2008, my Windows Secrets Newsletter column talked about Flash cookies and their inherent insecurity. I don’t think anything has been done to fix it. Adobe didn’t listen, and apparently doesn’t care.
The world needs a good alternative to Flash. Let’s see if that happens sometime soon.