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Everyone taking part in Patch Tuesday step forward. NOT SO FAST, Adobe!

Adobe has pushed back the release date for a planned security fix in Acrobat and Reader. The company said that the patch for both Windows and OS X versions of Reader and Acrobat due for tomorrow will instead arrive next week. The delay will give the company time to iron out problems spotted during testing, the company said in …
Shaun Nichols, 09 Sep 2014
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You've got three days to patch Adobe Flash, Air, Reader

Adobe has patched seven vulnerabilities in its Flash and Air platforms and one in Reader and Acrobat that is being exploited by attackers. The vulnerabilities could allow attacker to "take control of affected systems" dubbed critical by the company. Administrators were urged to apply the updates within three days on Windows, …
Darren Pauli, 13 Aug 2014
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Drink me: Adobe pours Flash Player bug squash

Adobe is pushing out a cross-platform security fix for a bug in its Flash Player that miscreants are already exploiting. Windows users running Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.182 and earlier need to update it following the discovery of a zero-day attack. "Adobe is aware of reports that an exploit for CVE-2014-0515 exists in the wild …
John Leyden, 28 Apr 2014
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Apple abruptly axes Aperture ... Adobe anxiously awaits arrivals

Apple is reportedly ending development of its Aperture photo-tweaking software. The iThing maker said on Friday, via The Loop, that it will be ending development of Aperture and, starting next year, migrating users to its Photos application. Designed as a pro counterpart for iPhoto, Aperture was introduced in 2005. The …
Shaun Nichols, 28 Jun 2014
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Back-to-school Patch Tuesday: Critical updates for Internet Explorer, Adobe Reader

Microsoft is planning a light edition of Patch Tuesday for September with just four bulletins, only one of which covers critical vulnerabilities. But an upcoming Adobe critical update for its Reader software around the same time means sysadmins are still likely to have their hands full next Tuesday. The sole critical update for …
John Leyden, 05 Sep 2014

Graphics pros left hanging as Adobe Creative Cloud outage nears 24 hours

Adobe is struggling to correct a global outage that has already locked customers out of its Creative Cloud online services for nearly 24 hours. The Photoshop maker first tweeted that users were unable to login to their Adobe accounts at 2:22pm Pacific time on Wednesday, and the service was still offline as of 1pm on Thursday. …
Neil McAllister, 15 May 2014

Adobe Flash: The most INSECURE program on a UK user's PC

Adobe Flash Player was the most insecure program installed on UK computer users PCs throughout the second quarter of 2014, according to stats from vulnerability management firm Secunia. Nearly seven in 10 (69 per cent) UK PC users were found to have an end-of-life version of Adobe Flash Player 13 installed during Q2 2014. Users …
John Leyden, 10 Jul 2014

Cortana, remind me to patch Windows, IE, and Adobe gear next Tues

Microsoft will release eight security updates next Tuesday to squash remote-code execution bugs in Windows and Internet Explorer among other flaws. Meanwhile, Adobe will issue new versions of Acrobat and Reader for this month's Patch Tuesday. Two of the security updates from Microsoft are rated as critical because they allow …
Shaun Nichols, 09 May 2014
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Adobe goes out of band to fix frightful Flash flaw

Adobe has issued an out-of-band fix to address what the company warns is an actively-targeted vulnerability in its Flash media plug-in. The company said that the Flash 12.0.0.44 update would address a remote code execution vulnerability present in the Windows, OS X, and Linux versions of Flash Player. Users running Chrome and …
Shaun Nichols, 05 Feb 2014

Adobe blames 'maintenance failure' for 27-hour outage

Adobe has blamed a maintenance failure for the 27-hour outage in its Creative Cloud suite that left video and photo editors unable to log into online services. “The failure happened during database maintenance activity and affected services that require users to log in with an Adobe ID,” Adobe said in a blog post apologising for …
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Didn't you know? Today's Patch Thursday! Adobe splats hijack bug in Shockwave Player

Adobe has updated its Shockwave Player to close a security hole that could allow hackers to hijack vulnerable Windows and OS X computers. The Photoshop giant said version 12.1.150 will address a flaw that enables an attacker to potentially remotely control a targeted system: a malicious file opened by Shockwave could exploit a …
Shaun Nichols, 13 Mar 2014
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Microsoft hacks out new EMET, spits out Adobe Flash

Microsoft has emitted a new version of EMET – its Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit. Redmond often recommends deployment of EMET as a frontline defence against attacks, so the release of a new version is noteworthy. The big two enhancements that Microsoft is talking up the loudest are an improved Attack Surface Reduction ( …
Simon Sharwood, 04 Aug 2014
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Android busted for carrying Fake ID: OS doesn't check who really made that 'Adobe' plugin

Google Android allows malware to masquerade as legit, trusted apps thanks to weaknesses in the way the operating system checks digital certificates of authenticity. The flaw, dubbed Fake ID by its discoverers at Bluebox Security, affects all versions of Android from 2.1 (released in 2010) up to Android 4.4. Although Google …
Iain Thomson, 29 Jul 2014
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Buggy software in need of patching? Hey, we got that right here – Adobe

Adobe has released a batch of scheduled security fixes to address critical flaws in its Flash Player and ColdFusion products. The company said the updates will tackle a pair of security vulnerabilities in the two platforms which could be exploited remotely by attackers. For Flash Player, the update applies to Windows, Linux and …
Shaun Nichols, 13 Nov 2013

Patch Tuesday: Adobe outdoes Microsoft, swats 18 bugs in latest update

Administrators and end users are being advised to update their systems following a set of Patch Tuesday releases from Microsoft and Adobe, which address more than 30 security flaws combined. Adobe said that its monthly update will include patches for its Flash, Reader, and Acrobat platforms, as well as an update for Illustrator …
Shaun Nichols, 13 May 2014
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Adobe all smiles as beret bods spaff cash on non-cloud Creative Suite

A late rally from Adobe customers wanting to buy software on a perpetual license before that option closed this month, coupled with a swelling base of cloudy converts, helped boost the developer's coffers in its fiscal second quarter. Adobe turned over $1.07bn in revenues in the three-month period ended 30 May, up from $1.01bn a …
Paul Kunert, 18 Jun 2014
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Patch Tuesday brings Microsoft fixes and Adobe Shockwave update

Microsoft and Adobe have delivered the February edition of their monthly security updates. The two firms kicked off the second Patch Tuesday of the year by each releasing fixes for critical vulnerabilities that could allow for remote code execution. For Microsoft, the monthly release consists of six bulletins which address a …
Shaun Nichols, 12 Feb 2014
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Adobe users' purloined passwords were PATHETIC

Adobe's security breach just got worse for the company and the world, after a security researcher revealed that 1.9 million of the company's customers us the string “123456” as their password. The researcher in question is Jeremi Gosney of the Stricture Group, whose Twitter profile claims The Reg has in the past labelled him a “ …
Simon Sharwood, 05 Nov 2013
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Adobe Creative Cloud 2014: Progress and pain in the usual places

Remember when software product upgrades were a big thing? Balloons, keyrings, parties? Today, they’re slipped under the door furtively like a pizza takeaway price list. And so it is with Adobe’s announcement today of what’s new in Creative Cloud: lots of PR singing by email, but no actual dancing seems to be taking place. When …
Alistair Dabbs, 19 Jun 2014
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EXPLICIT PICS: We take you inside Adobe's Creative Cloud update

Adobe has announced a revamp of its Creative Cloud suite, updating 14 core apps and adding new mobile apps and hardware too. Adobe Ink and Slide Adobe Ink and Slide hardware for iPad made in collaboration with Adonit Despite bringing many a creative business to its knees last month with its Adobe ID authentication snafu, the …
Bob Dormon, 18 Jun 2014

Apple, Google, Intel, Adobe, settle employee-fiddling class action suit

A series of secret pacts among some of the biggest employers in Silicon Valley to cheat their staffers could turn out to be a rather expensive mistake, with Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe now agreeing to settle the antitrust class-action lawsuit out of court. "This is an excellent resolution of the case that will benefit class …
Iain Thomson, 25 Apr 2014

Security holes in Word, the Windows kernel and Adobe Flash. Party like it's Patch Tuesday again

Flaws in Microsoft Word and Office Web Apps that allow hackers to execute malicious code on vulnerable systems have been fixed in Redmond's latest monthly batch of security bug fixes. In addition, two bugs at the kernel level of Windows XP and 7, and Server 2003 and 2008 R2, allow logged-in attackers to escalate their privileges …
Shaun Nichols, 15 Jan 2014

A-D'OH!-BE: Adobe hit by 'sophisticated' MEGA HACK RANSACK

Adobe's systems have been hit by numerous "sophisticated attacks" that have compromised the information of 2.9 million customers, and accessed the source code of Adobe products. The company said on Thursday that it has been the victim of a major cyberattack and said hackers had accessed those millions of customer IDs and …
Jack Clark, 03 Oct 2013
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Facebook makes Adobe fans change their horrible, horrible passwords

Facebook has scanned millions of email address and password pairs hackers dumped online from Adobe's user account database – so that it can force its social networkers to change their passwords if they used the same logins details for both websites. Late last month, Adobe warned of "sophisticated attacks" on its network in which …
Shaun Nichols, 12 Nov 2013
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Adobe marketing cloud now to rain spam following Neolane slurp

Adobe has said that it will slurp up digital marketing software firm Neolane into its marketing cloud for $600m in cold, hard cash. Neolane, which operates a software platform for managing digital marketing campaigns across web, email, social and other channels, will be shoved into the Adobe Marketing Cloud, the firm said. The …
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Three million Adobe accounts hacked? Sorry, make that 38 MILLION

Remember that Adobe security breach earlier this month that leaked the account records of some 3 million customers? Scratch that: the actual number hacked was at least 38 million, it has emerged. In early October, Adobe warned of "sophisticated attacks" on its network in which hackers gained access to data for what was then …
Neil McAllister, 30 Oct 2013

New Flash vuln exploited (again). Adobe posts emergency fix (again)

Adobe has released an update to address critical flaws in its Flash Player software, one of which is being actively targeted in the wild. The company said that the Windows and Mac OS X builds of Flash Player 12.0.0.44 and earlier, and Flash Player 11.2.202.336 and earlier for Linux, must be upgraded to fix a trio of bugs. Adobe …
Shaun Nichols, 20 Feb 2014
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Adobe squashes TWO critical Flash vulnerabilities with emergency patches

Adobe published a critical Flash Player update on Tuesday to fix three exploits, two of which are under active attack by hackers. Two of the three vulnerabilities are being used by nefarious folk, Adobe said, and one of these two explicitly targets the Firefox browser. Adobe introduced the Flash Player sandbox a year ago to …
Jack Clark, 27 Feb 2013
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Adobe's Creative Cloud fails at being a cloud

The file-syncing part of Adobe's new Creative Cloud family of technologies has been intermittently broken for a week, taking the "cloud" part out of Adobe's "Creative Cloud" redesign of its products. Now Adobe is suspending it "for the next couple of weeks" to make updates. The sync feature, which means files being fiddled with …
Jack Clark, 17 May 2013

Adobe scrambles to revoke stolen cert

Adobe has revealed an attack that compromised some of its software development servers, resulting in its code signing certificate being used to disguise malware as Adobe software. The attackers compromised a build server, Adobe says in this statement, which had “access to the Adobe code signing infrastructure”. The build server …
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Patch Tuesday deja vu: Adobe patches Flash ... again

Adobe yesterday released a Flash Player update just one week after its patch Tuesday release, providing a bit of extra hassle for admins for the second Tuesday in a row. The latest (APSB12-19) update for Adobe Flash and Adobe AIR addresses six cross-platform flaws in Adobe Flash Player for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Android …
John Leyden, 22 Aug 2012
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Adobe investigating attacks on PDFs using zero-day flaw

Vulnerability researchers at FireEye are reporting that Adobe's Reader software has a zero-day flaw that hackers are already exploiting in the wild. FireEye flaw You've been pwned (click to enlarge) The flaw is found in Adobe Reader 9.5.3, 10.1.5, and 11.0.1 and involves sending a specially crafted file to the target. …
Iain Thomson, 14 Feb 2013
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'Better than Adobe' Foxit PDF plugin hit by worse-than-Adobe 0-day

A new security bug in the popular Foxit PDF reader plugin for web browsers allows miscreants to compromise computers and install malware. There's no patch for this zero-day vulnerability. Italian security researcher Andrea Micalizzi discovered that the latest version of the software crashes if users are tricked into clicking on …
John Leyden, 11 Jan 2013
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Adobe plugs up buffer overflow holes in Shockwave update

Adobe released a patch for its Shockwave Player software on Tuesday, addressing six security vulnerabilities that might easily lend themselves to malware-pushing exploits. Shockwave Player 11.6.7.637 and earlier versions on both Windows and Mac need updating to the latest version: Shockwave Player 11.6.8.638. Adobe said it was …
John Leyden, 24 Oct 2012
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Adobe punts fix for Reader, Acrobat holes battered by PC, Mac hackers

Adobe has pushed out an emergency security update for its PDF viewing software Reader and Acrobat to plug zero-day vulnerabilities that emerged last week. The cross-platform update, issued yesterday, addresses flaws that were being actively exploited by miscreants to compromise and take over Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS X …
John Leyden, 21 Feb 2013

CryptoLocker creeps lure victims with fake Adobe, Microsoft activation codes

Miscreants have brewed up a variant of the infamous CryptoLocker ransomware that uses worm-like features to spread across removable drives. The recently discovered CRILOCK-A variant can spread more easily than previous forms of CryptoLocker. The latest nasty is also notable because it comes under previously unseen guises - such …
John Leyden, 02 Jan 2014

Adobe hackers strike again: PR Newswire grovels to clients after latest hack'n'grab

PR Newswire has been forced to reset its clients' passwords following a security breach linked to the same hackers who smashed into Adobe earlier this month. The hackers made off with the usernames and encrypted passwords of the marketing and press release distribution service's customers, reports investigative journalist Brian …
John Leyden, 21 Oct 2013
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Adobe Reader 0-day exploit surfaces on underground bazaars

Miscreants have reportedly discovered a zero-day vulnerability in latest version of Adobe Reader. Exploits based on the vulnerability, which circumvents sandbox protection technology incorporated into Adobe X and Adobe XI, are on sale in underground forums. Pricing starts at a hefty $30,000 but the exploit has already made its …
John Leyden, 08 Nov 2012
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Rid yourself of Adobe: New Firefox 19.0 gets JAVASCRIPT PDF viewer

Mozilla's Firefox web browser now includes a built-in PDF viewer - allowing users to bin plugins from Adobe and other developers. The move to run third-party PDF file readers out of town comes after security holes were discovered in closed-source add-ons from FoxIt and Adobe. The new built-in document viewer is open source, just …
Anna Leach, 20 Feb 2013
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Adobe CEO admits need to 'tweak' Creative Suite's cloud-only policy

Adobe dropped the D-bomb during a Q2 conference call with analysts after admitting some customers are "disappointed" it decided to murder future copies of its boxed Creative Suite. Clearly top brass at the company were living in er…cloud cuckoo land when they revealed last month that future Creative Suite versions would only be …
Paul Kunert, 19 Jun 2013

Adobe exec puffs cloud shop: Online features are so 'compelling'... What are they again?

Creative types who prefer to buy Adobe software in boxed format rather than renting it as-a-service will from this month start to miss out on bumper "compelling" features in Creative Cloud, according to a global partner exec. The problem is, so hot are these new add-ons to the web-based suite that Stephen Snyder, veep of global …
Paul Kunert, 01 Nov 2013
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Adobe spurts spackle* into Flash's gaping holes

Adobe has updated its Flash Player software ahead of schedule to head off crooks exploiting critical vulnerabilities uncovered in the product. The flaws were reported by Google's security team. The cross-platform upgrade includes new builds of Flash for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Android-powered smartphones. Adobe AIR on …
John Leyden, 07 Nov 2012
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Users grumble after Adobe cancels Acrobat X Suite

Adobe has cancelled its Acrobat X Suite – launched just 18 months ago - and now recommends its customers acquire a more expensive product. The company has buried slipped a statement about the cancellation of the suite into its FAQ for Acrobat. The suite bundled Adobe Acrobat X Pro, Designer ES2, Photoshop CS5, Adobe Captivate 5 …
Simon Sharwood, 18 Oct 2012
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Adobe thinks outside box, nixes retail Creative Suite packaging

Adobe is moving ahead with plans to phase out the boxed, retail versions of its Creative Suite and Acrobat software families, in favor of a distribution model based exclusively on digital downloads and subscriptions. Word that the graphics software maker had set a hard date to stop selling its wares on physical discs first …
Neil McAllister, 13 Mar 2013
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Adobe muzzles TWO zero-day wild things with emergency Flash patches

Adobe published a critical Flash Player update on Thursday that fixes not just one but two zero-day flaws, both under active attack by hackers. Both Windows and Mac users are in the firing line. One of the vulnerabilities (CVE-2013-0633) is being harnessed in targeted attacks designed to trick marks into opening a Microsoft Word …
John Leyden, 08 Feb 2013

Adobe buckles, cuts prices ahead of Australian inquiry

If only we’d all known it would be so easy: in the wake of being summonsed by the Australian parliament’s inquiry into IT pricing, Adobe has cut the price of its Creative Cloud suite to Australian users. The pricing inquiry kicked off last year to look at the practise of geographic price discrimination by international vendors. …
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Adobe shuts down Connect user forum, confirms passwords raided

Adobe has admitted that its Connectusers.com forum database was compromised, exposing password information about users of its conferencing technology in the process. Potentially exposed passwords were hashed using MD5, but it's not clear whether or not they were salted, an extra security precaution that thwarts brute force …
John Leyden, 15 Nov 2012
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Adobe reports great re$ult$ but loses CTO Kevin Lynch to Apple

It's been a mixed day for Adobe – exceeding analyst's expectations for its first quarter financial results but having this overshadowed by the news that its long-standing CTO Kevin Lynch handed in his notice on Monday and will gone by the end of the week . "Kevin Lynch resigned from his position as Executive Vice President, …
Iain Thomson, 20 Mar 2013
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BBC iPlayer downloads BORKED by Adobe Air update

An update to Adobe's Air application has crippled the BBC's iPlayer Desktop software, which is used by telly and radio fans in the UK who want to download programmes to view and listen to offline. A sorrowful Auntie is currently advising its fans to roll back Adobe Air from version 3.5 to version 3.4 in order to get the software …
Kelly Fiveash, 16 Nov 2012
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Adobe Connect breach pops lid off 'Letmein' logins of gov, army types

A breach of Adobe's Connectusers.com forum database has once again exposed password security foibles, as well as website security shortcomings on Adobe's part. Adobe suspended the forum on Tuesday night in response to the hack, as previously reported. The software developer stressed in a statement that its Adobe Connect web …
John Leyden, 16 Nov 2012