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Adobe Adopts Monthly Patch Cycle

Monthly security updates will begin next year, cover Macromedia products too. (PC World)  Adobe Systems is taking a page from Microsoft’s playbook. Next year, the company will begin releasing security patches on a predictable, monthly basis, much as Microsoft has been doing since October 2003.      The monthly security updates will start sometime in the next six months and are expected to cover most, if not all, of Adobe’s products, said Adrian Ludwig, Adobe’s manager of secure software engineering. Right now, Adobe releases security patches on an ad hoc basis, but customers have asked for a more predictable schedule, Ludwig said. "One of the comments that customers have said is, ‘We don’t like to be surprised.’" Read more 

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