Windows 8 and IE10 to each get critical updates next week

As they always do around this time every month, Microsoft has now given some advanced hints about software updates it plans to release via its monthly "Patch Tuesday" event. For December, it will occur on December 11th.

Microsoft issued its alert to the upcoming patches on its Security Bulletin page today. There will be a total of seven separate updates released by the company on Tuesday. Three of the updates will be for the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 8, with two described as "critical" and the other as "important". One of the two critical updates is centered around the Internet Explorer 10 web browser.

Two of the updates will be for Windows RT and both of the patches are labled "critical", and again one relates to the Windows RT version of IE10.

As usual, the specific details about what is being fixed in these updates won't be revealed until the patches themselves are available for download in order to not give hacker groups an advanced heads-up. It's likely that we will also see an update for Adobe's Flash Player on Tuesday as well. Last month, it was revealed that Adobe has changed its patches for Flash so they can be released at the same time as Microsoft's "Patch Tuesday".

Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin page

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LaP said,

I bet most of the code is still there commented.

The code is gone. It was removed from the codebase sometime after the beta.

Ronnet said,

That isn't a computer bug but a real world condition known as nostalgia. After a few days upwards to a couple of weeks it will disappear.

*IT IS NOT TRUE*
The new front end looks and feel old and it is so damn annoying.

May be MS will fix that but not for windows 8, Microsoft will sold the solution with Windows 9 like they did with Office 2007/ugly ribbon -> Office 2010/working ribbon, Vista/slowness -> Windows 7/fine.

nohone said,

Why would they add code to bring back a 17 year old relic? But I did hear that the update allows filtering trolls who spend their days thinking up lame "jokes" and whining that they don't like advancements in technology.

So did you run a special program to remove it from Windows 7 or does your relic cut-off time frame start at 17 years?

Brony said,

*IT IS NOT TRUE*

**** Y E S I T I S ****

See? My spaced caps trumps your pathetic adjacent caps therefore my view is right and you are wrong!!!

Brony said,

*IT IS NOT TRUE*
The new front end looks and feel old and it is so damn annoying.

Would you mind explaining what you mean with 'the new front end' and also explain what it has to do with my comment?

I'm sure you have a great explanation seeing how you used caps and all.

Bring it on! That's nothing... Win8 already got 2 mini-SPs; a few security patches? pfff!

Edited by PC EliTiST, Dec 6 2012, 7:48pm :

PC EliTiST said,
Bring it on! That's nothing... Win8 already got 2 mini-SPs; a few security patches? pfff!

Mini-SPs? They were a couple of multi-issue patches incorporating all the fixes made since RTM. Update rollups, just as every other version of Windows has received during their time.

XP had multiple day 1 (or at least month 1) patches, as did Vista and Windows 7 for that matter. But perhaps you can't remember that far back.

FoxieFoxie said,
Screw security, give us Blue

Yeah. Microsoft only has one programmer and can only work on one thing at once.

FoxieFoxie said,
Screw security, give us Blue
Yeah! Bring us an unfinished OS update that can potentially break our entire computer!

GreatMarkO said,
I wonder if the patches for IE10 will also now bring it out of its "preview release" status on Win7?!
I don't think so, that would be announced. Anyway, it's possible since the final of IE9 was also released less then a month afther the RC.

rdmiller said,
Must be really challenging to make this routine stuff sound interesting!

Isn't that what everybody's paid to do basically?

rdmiller said,
Must be really challenging to make this routine stuff sound interesting!

Interesting is probably the wrong word... "informative" or "useful" are probably more accurate.

Mmmm... I gus this will bring IE10 to version 10.0.1? We are 2 months after it's release and normaly IE get every 2 months an x.x.1 release. (IE9 will hit 9.0.12 in January)

Studio384 said,
Mmmm... I gus this will bring IE10 to version 10.0.1? We are 2 months after it's release and normaly IE get every 2 months an x.x.1 release. (IE9 will hit 9.0.12 in January)

and by that time google will have chrome 84 and firefox 90

Studio384 said,
Mmmm... I gus this will bring IE10 to version 10.0.1? We are 2 months after it's release and normaly IE get every 2 months an x.x.1 release. (IE9 will hit 9.0.12 in January)

Still 10.0.9200--no version update. The patch today was a "cumulative security update."

People, stop btching about the Start Screen. Instead of hating it, try to come up with ways to improve it, because it can be far way better than the Start menu.

And I use a start menu hack with Win8 and I don't go around crying like a Sissie.

I hope this makes it so that the app isn't a festering pile of depression. Atleast something in the way of a decent settings menu would be appreciated.

Mr Nom Nom's said,
Does this mean we're finally going to see Flash upgraded to 11.5 rather than the ancient version included with Windows 8?

I hope so, youtube vids sometimes stutter. Yet instruction videos on the Microsoft website (like the one tied to the OneNote app) are flawless. Hopefully this isnt another attempt to push their own products. It's not like Google will ever adopt a Microsoft standard for youtube. AFter integrating other services into Windows Phone 7/8 and Windows 8 I thought Microsoft finally understood they can't own the world...

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