Adobe drags Google into Microsoft's Patch Tuesday

Adobe's decision to fix Flash on Patch Tuesday forces Google to update Chrome the same day

By , Computerworld |  Security, Adobe, Adobe Flash

Adobe does not offer pre-patch notifications for Flash -- it does for Adobe Reader and Acrobat, however -- and neither does Google for Chrome.

Although Google patched Chrome on Tuesday -- and also on last month's Patch Tuesday of Nov. 13 -- it does not hew to a Patch Tuesday-only schedule, as Microsoft and Adobe do for all but emergency updates. Typically, Chrome is patched several times each month, on no set schedule. In the month between the last two Patch Tuesdays, for instance, Google updated Chrome twice.

The six Chrome patches Google provided Dec. 11 included three reported by independent researchers, who were awarded a total of $4,500 in bounty payments. So far this year, Google has paid more than $380,000 in Chrome bounties.

Chrome is automatically updated in the background each time Google patches the browser. The newest version can also be downloaded from Google's website for Windows, OS X and Linux.

Gregg Keizer covers Microsoft, security issues, Apple, Web browsers and general technology breaking news for Computerworld. Follow Gregg on Twitter at @gkeizer, on Google+ or subscribe to Gregg's RSS feed. His email address is gkeizer@computerworld.com.

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