Do you know what time it is? It’s Patch Tuesday time, that’s right! If you don’t know what Patch Tuesday is, it’s simple: it’s a Tuesday when various products from Microsoft and Adobe receive valuable security patches, fixes and other performance enhancements. These things are always necessary for software and apps because they keep everything safe and running as smoothly as ever. And this new bulletin seems packed with changes. So keep reading to find out what got fixed.
Because this Patch Tuesday saw fixes for both Microsoft and Adobe products, let us discuss them separately. We’ll start off with Microsoft, and then move onto Adobe, because we have way more news there.
The new patches issued by Microsoft yesterday patched up a whopping total of 48 bugs and vulnerabilities in Microsoft products, including Windows. And the most of them were in Windows, actually. More than a dozen of these address critical flaws that could have been potentially exploited by malware. Luckily, that is no longer the case. If such vulnerabilities are discovered and preyed upon by hackers and other malicious third parties, these attacks could assume complete remote control over the attacked PC.
As for the new patches that Adobe got, they addressed flaws and other oddities in the following products:
- Adobe Acrobat
- Adobe Reader
- Adobe Flash Player
So, is Adobe still patching up Flash Player? Well yes, so it seems, but only for a short while. The company has recently announced its intentions to complete phase out Flash and anything associated with it by the year 2020. So yes, the world’s buggiest and most vulnerable program is finally ready to die. In the meantime, if you still run Flash somewhere, you might want to consider removing it yourself.