Microsoft updates security on Internet Explorer 10
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Microsoft updates security on Internet Explorer 10

One of the most important things for any company these days is to ensure that users of products are protected from any potential security breaches. If a client doesn't feel safe using a system, he or she may look elsewhere for technology needs. To that end, Microsoft recently announced that it would patch an Adobe Flash exploit on its upcoming Internet Explorer 10 (IE 10), Information Week reports.

In a statement, the Washington-based computer firm said that it would be fixing the security concern, which it had previously claimed would be resolved after Windows 8 shipped on October 26. The source reports that changes to IE 10 will ensure that the users are no longer at risk of the potential security issue. In a phone interview with Information Week, security expert Larry Ponemon, founder of the Ponemon Institute, said Microsoft had likely discovered that the security issue was worse than previously thought, so the firm decided to make the updates earlier than expected.

In an email to ZDNet's Ed Bott, Microsoft Trustworthy Computing director Yunsun Wee said that his firm had worked hand in hand with Adobe to come up with a solution to the problem. He said that protecting customers was a major priority and that users would be able to experience the better security settings in the next few days.

"In light of Adobe's recently released security updates for its Flash Player, Microsoft is working closely with Adobe to release an update for Adobe Flash in IE10 to protect our mutual customers," he wrote. "This update will be available shortly. Ultimately, our goal is to make sure the Flash Player in Windows 8 is always secure and up-to-date, and to align our release schedule as closely to Adobe's as possible."

Microsoft continues to be a major player in computer security. According to a recent report from Opswat, a quarter of all systems in the United States uses Microsoft Security Essentials to back up information and store data. The figures represent a 6 percent increase from the previous study, meaning that more businesses and consumers had decided to use the free program.