Adobe moving to monthly patch cycle



I just saw a news article (sorry no link at the moment)… that mentioned that Adobe has announced they will move to a monthly patch cycle. This takes a cue from Microsoft which since October of 2003 has had a predictable monthly patch release. It’s nice to see security patches released in a routine, expected, predictable, orderly way. Now if only we can get the malware writers to stick to a single monthly malware release we’ll be in good shape.


Really, I don’t know that it’s a good idea for patches to be ONLY expected once a month. There are good things to that, but it seems to make the company reluctant to do an “out of cycle” patch, when in some cases that’s needed as a quick response. That much said, maybe it makes it easier for people to keep up with patches. It is at least good to know that there is a date each month that they might plan to release a patch.

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