Following the release of emergency Windows patches to address the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities last week, we didn’t see new “Patch Tuesday” cumulative updates this week. However, Microsoft released a new security update for Adobe Flash Player yesterday, which resolves vulnerabilities in the plugin installed on all versions of Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and more.
Adobe labeled this latest Flash vulnerability as “important,” which means that it could allow access to confidential data or compromise processing resources in a user’s computer. Anyway, if you browse the web with Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge (which both use the built-in Adobe Flash plugin), you should install this update as soon as possible to make sure your PC is protected. This security update should download automatically via Windows Update, but the stand-alone package is also available on the Microsoft Update Catalog website if necessary.