1 hour ago, GoddersUK wrote
I keep my plugins up to date. Frankly if other people don't that's their fault. No matter how much bad PR MS get/deserve if they are slow to release updates that won't help the little old granny who has had her bank account compromised (and no matter how quick MS can release updates, it won't be instant - they'll need to receive the code from Adobe and alter/repackage it for their implementation and then test it - that will take a finite amount of time).
And it's perfectly possible for flash exploits to be launched from legitimate site e.g. via malicious adverts. I'm also not aware that MS actually screen compatibility view sites for exploits - I've always assumed the list is based solely in telemetry data (ie. lots of people use this site, but it doesn't work properly so we'll add it to the list). Beside (in IE9, at least) if you visit a website that doesn't display correctly a large balloon pops up telling you to enable compatibility view for that site.
To be honest Microsofts approach to plugins in Metro IE was rather like this cyclist's approach to safe cycling: http://youtu.be/EWEk4lj5LZs?t=17s
Now it seems to be like this:http://youtu.be/O6oem0WRm1M?t=1m20s
What's wrong with the middle ground? What was broken previously?
(FTR I think this is far, far worse than no plugins at all, for the reasons I outline in my previous post)