Windows 10 Preview Gets Fresh Patch Prior to January Launch
Even thought Windows 10 is not a finite product yet, it receives regular updates and patches from Microsoft. Although this operating system has not officially been launched, users can test the Technical Preview and just like any other system, the technical preview can also be a target for malicious software.
For this reason, Microsoft wants to make sure that users’ computers are safe and offers security updates for this Windows 10 as well. This month’s patch comprises Internet Explorer and Office critical fixes and a new flash player for Internet Explorer. These updates are available for the other Windows versions as well – except for Windows XP which doesn’t receive support from Microsoft anymore.
A remote code execution bug has been fixed in Internet Explorer thus stopping malicious webpages from loading in IE. This is a critical fix since the malicious code allowed the attacker to have the same rights as logged-on users.
As far as the threats for Word and Microsoft Office web applications are concerned, security experts have patched a vulnerability that let attackers gain user rights. This means that they could view data, change it or even delete it.
This update is the last one for the Technical Preview for this year. A new version of this Technical Preview is expected to land in January. April could be another month rich in information, since a developer preview build of Windows 10 may be revealed at BUILD. Of course, soon after that, a Consumer Preview version should be available.
Microsoft hasn’t shared too much information about the Windows 10 launch, but unofficial sources suggest that the final version of Windows 10 could be launched in late summer or early fall of 2015. If this is the case, things must be speeding up at Microsoft to finish the development work on time.
However, more details will be revealed in a few days and we’ll be able to get a clearer view on Windows 10. On this occasion, some rumors will be confirmed, others destroyed and new rumors will emerge. We just need to wait and see.
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