Flash updates now on a Tuesday

Software giant Adobe has decided to follow Microsoft's example in releasing updates to Flash on a specific day, instead of the previous random 'as and when necessary' approach.

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And the day Adobe has chosen is the same as that used by Microsoft for its updates – Tuesday. This is no coincidence, however, as Microsoft's new Internet Explorer 10 browser has Flash Player embedded.

The move has already received widespread acclaim. Flash often has gaping holes that are not fixed on a regular basis, so by aligning with Patch Tuesday, Adobe will be have to issue more regular updates.

And users will grow to look out for Adobe updates on a Tuesday, just as they are accustomed to doing with their Microsoft software. This is likely to impact more on corporates, who tend to have a number of applications built on Flash.

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