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A building on the Microsoft Headquarters campus is pictured July 17, 2014 in Redmond, Washington. (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has moved with speed to address a series of security vulnerabilities associated with its Windows operating system. The fixes come in the wake of Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) airing its concerns about how vulnerable the operating software had been left under its new notification policy. Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) has also issued an update intended to fix a vulnerability associated with its Flash Player program.

Google’s New Policy

Google is reported to be implementing a new policy that requires it to disclose publicly, flaws associated with various operating software in a 90-day framework. The period in this case for Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Windows is reported to have elapsed over the weekend with the Redmond-based company reported, to having failed to address the issue by then.

Google’s new policy could as well leave many systems vulnerable to attacks in instances where companies delay from issuing updates and the loophole is made public. Hackers are most of the time known to be looking for this kind of windows and opening to instigate attacks that have become rampant nowadays.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) seems to have addressed the issue before hackers got hold of the information. With Google’s new policy, there is sure to be a lot of tension between the two companies in the future especially in instances where Microsoft delays from issuing an update.

New Flash Player

Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) latest fix has come with a new Flash Player V.16.0.0.257, which is especially of use to Mac and Windows users. The fix according to the company fixes nine critical bugs that had been attributed to the previous version of the player. Chrome users will not have to worry as the update is expected to update automatically. In instances where it does not, users are advised to do it manually by checking for updates using the three bar icon on the right of the address bar.

Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) also affirms that the latest versions of Flash are available from its homepage, but caution should be taken from downloading add ones such as McAfee Security.