Adobe Hacked. Info Stolen.

By on October 4, 2013 6:21:19 AM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

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Just saw this, folks. If you have an Adobe account, you might want to watch your credit reports even though Adobe states all that info was hashed and salted.

“Adobe said it does not believe the attackers got their hands on decrypted credit or debit card numbers. However, the company is in the process of notifying customers whose credit or debit card information is believed to be involved in the incident, so that they can take appropriate steps to protect themselves against potential misuse of their information.” – The Telegraph

Adobe’s source code was also stolen (for a number of products). They might be getting ransom demands in the future, or worse, that info might well be used to create security exploits affecting many more computers.

“Adobe products affected by the source code theft include Adobe Acrobat, ColdFusion, and ColdFusion Builder. Security expert Graham Cluley highlighted fears that malicious hackers could examine the source code and attempt to find flaws and vulnerabilities that they might attempt to exploit.” – ibid

Sorry to start your day this way, folks.

Source:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet-security/10355243/Adobe-cyber-attacks-expose-2.9m-customers-details.html

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October 4, 2013 9:46:29 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Saw this on FB. Only things I ever did were the trial versions of PS. BTW......hacked versions of Adobe's Photoshop up to and including CC are all over youtube. Not worth the hassel. 

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October 5, 2013 1:48:27 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

that's why they move to cloud subscription. to make it easier to lose data

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October 5, 2013 2:01:51 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Quoting alaknebs,

that's why they move to cloud subscription. to make it easier to lose data

My thoughts exactly. Glad I've only used trial versions when I had to.

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October 5, 2013 4:26:18 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Adobe's decision to move to the cloud was sound (in a business sense) for them.

Hopefully, the data that was stolen was encrypted and salted, as they maintain.

The loss of the source code, though is the more worrisome part of the event.

There isn't a computer around that doesn't have Adobe software on it (Reader, Flash...etc.). This will make many computers vulnerable to security hacks depending on what was stolen, and what's exploitable in it.

That part Adobe hasn't been very transparent about, and that's worrisome. Brace yourselves for zero day exploits.

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October 5, 2013 4:41:33 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Then everyone uninstalls everything Adobe and everything stops working. j/k lol

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October 5, 2013 11:40:40 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

In my email today:

 

 

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October 5, 2013 3:29:02 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

funny. i read that firefox just slapped on their own version of flash player in their nightly recently..

which means we'll probably be able to get rid of adobe's flash player by next year.

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