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Adobe's Flash platform is running out of friends. You may recall that a few weeks ago Mozilla disabled Flash by default in its Firefox browser due to the discovery of multiple critical vulnerabilities, and around the same time, Facebook's chief security officer urged Adobe to set a kill date for its buggy API. Expect more of those sentiments following a recent week long attack on Yahoo's ad network. Security outfit Malwarebytes discovered the "malvertising" campaign, which kicked off on July 28. It involved hackers purchasing ads across Yahoo's various sites and then injecting them with malicious code. The malware would then seek out vulnerable versions of Flash to deliver payloads and ultimately... Read more...
Has the time come to put Adobe's Flash Player plugin out of our misery? Facebook CSO Alex Stamos thinks so. In a series of Twitter posts, Stamos makes a plea for Adobe to set a date to euthanize Flash, allowing the web and Internet users at large to move on to better (and more secure) technologies. The question is, will Adobe do it?Probably not at the sole behest of Stamos, though he isn't the only one calling for an end to Flash. An anonymous group calling it Occupy Flash has been pushing for the same thing for the past few years. The Occupy Flash website has been tweeted out thousands of times, has over 5,100 recommendations from Google+ users, and over 20,000 'Likes' on Facebook.For Adobe... Read more...
In the wake of recent security threats that have come to light, Mozilla has made the decision to block Adobe Flash content by default on all versions of its Firefox browser. Mark Schmidt, head of Firefox support at Mozilla and CEO of SupportHacker, announced the change via Twitter on Monday, adding that this is a temporary thing. "BIG NEWS!! All versions of Flash are blocked by default in Firefox as of now. To be clear, Flash is only blocked until Adobe releases a version which isn't being actively exploited by publicly known vulnerabilities," Schmidt said. This has been a bad month for Adobe and its Flash software. A well known Italian hacking group called Hacking Team that sells software exploits... Read more...
Adobe's Flash Player has more holes than Swiss cheese, only Swiss cheese doesn't leave you vulnerable to hacker attacks. Flash Player often does, and yet again, there's a zero-day exploit that could allow an attacker to take control of an affected system. The discovered vulnerability and its severity has led to Adobe releasing an out-of-band security patch. This latest zero-day annoyance affects Flash Player 18.0.0.161 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh, Flash Player Extended Support Release version 13.0.0.292 and earlier 13.x versions for Windows and Macs, and Flash Player 11.2.202.466 and earlier 11.x versions for Linux. "Adobe is aware of reports that CVE-2015-3113 is being actively... Read more...
Anyone who picked up the $9.99-per-month offer Adobe has been running for a subscription to its Photoshop and Lightroom software is about to enjoy one of its biggest benefits. Adobe just released Lightroom CC 2015 and mobile apps. Subscribers will be able to upgrade from Lightroom 5.7 to the new 2015 version by simply downloading the update. Say what you will about the software subscription model – having the latest software ready for you the minute it releases is pretty slick.As you’d expect from a new version, Lightroom Creative Cloud (CC) 2015 has some new capabilities. One of them is facial recognition, which has been around for a long time in apps like Google Picasa. Facial recognition goes... Read more...
Adobe is setting its sights on paper documents with its new Document Cloud. The service is meant to be an online hub for storing and sharing forms and other documents that are ordinarily filled out and signed by hand in many workplaces. Not surprisingly, the core of Document Cloud’s capabilities comes from Acrobat, known in this version as Acrobat DC. “People and businesses are stuck in document-based processes that are slow, wasteful, and fragmented,” said Bryan Lamkin, senior vice president of Technology and Corporate Development at Adobe in a statement. “While most forms of content have successfully made the move to digital (books, movies, music), documents and the process of working with... Read more...
Fashion retail chain Forever 21 has found itself the target of a lawsuit for allegedly making illegal copies of Photoshop and other software applications. Adobe, Autodesk Inc., and Corel Corp. are all three claiming copyright violations in the suit, accusing Forever 21 of making unauthorized copies of various software for use on multiple company computers. "Widespread use of illegal copies of Plaintiffs’ software products (commonly known as software piracy) has caused, and continues to cause, significant harm to Plaintiffs and undermines Plaintiffs’ investments in their products," the lawsuit reads (PDF). "Plaintiffs’ bring this action as a result of Defendants’ willful, repeated and ongoing... Read more...
Android users who are feeling bummed over the fact that Adobe's Lightroom for mobile has been available on iOS for a few months now have reason to smile today -- it's now available on Android, too! There is a caveat, however, which is that it's only compatible with Android phones at the moment, which leaves out devices like the Nexus 9 and any other tablet.Other requirements include an ARMv7-based quad-core CPU running at 1.7GHz or higher, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, and Android Jellybean, KitKat, or Lollipop. Provided you meet the criteria, you can download Adobe Lightroom for mobile today.With the app installed, you can review and edit images on your Android phone, and any changes... Read more...
If you have Flash Player installed, and chances are pretty overwhelming that you do, you'll want to make sure that you're equipped with the latest and greatest version. Last month, Adobe issued a Flash update that blocked certain exploit kits from being able to take advantage of a user's PC, but as it turns out, that update wasn't enough to prevent against new related exploits in the future. This update, as you'd expect, helps take care of that. Adobe lists these versions as vulnerable: Adobe Flash Player 15.0.0.223 and earlier versions Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.252 and earlier 13.x versions Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.418 and earlier versions for Linux The most common up-to-date version... Read more...
It’s already been a big week for Adobe, which is hosting the Adobe MAX conference in Los Angeles. The company unveiled new and improved apps for mobile devices and desktop computers, and also announced a joint effort with Microsoft to improve Photoshop and Illustrator on the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. If you’re a creative type and you have a Surface Pro 3, you’re in for a treat. The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 with Adobe Illustrator CC. Image Credit: Microsoft Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella talked up the partnership between the two companies at the Adobe MAX keynote and gave event goers a look at how the software has been changed to better accommodate touch... Read more...
Adobe issued a substantial update to its Creative Cloud platform back in June, and today, it's rolled-out another - just in time for the company's MAX conference. Despite the fact that only three or so months have passed since that June update, there's an incredible amount of meat with this one. The new personalized Welcome Screen For starters, 9 mobile apps have either been updated or added, and multiple desktop applications have been enhanced, either for performance, capabilities, or touch. In particular, Illustrator's desktop interface will suit touchscreens much better than before, while Photoshop, After Effects and Premiere Pro have been updated as well. This update also brings the first... Read more...
In a move to supplement its list of applications available on its Chromebooks, Google has announced a partnership with Adobe on its official website. The new partnership will bring Adobe’s Creative Cloud onto Chromebooks starting with a streaming version of Photoshop. Google revealed that the new feature will be available first to U.S.-based Adobe education customers as part of a beta. Named Project Photoshop Streaming, is exclusive to consumers who have a paid Creative Cloud membership. Those who apply will receive a response within three to four weeks. “This streaming version of Photoshop is designed to run straight from the cloud to your Chromebook,” said Google Chrome product... Read more...
Here's a bit of good news -- a new study shows that we're not a bunch of couch potatoes flipping through cable and satellite TV channels all day. The bad news? We may have simply transitioned our viewing habits to connected devices. However you want to slice it, Adobe today released its Q1 2014 Video Benchmark Report and in it stated that online TV consumption across all devices grew a staggering 246 percent year-over-year. March was a particularly busy month, as it set a new record in total authentications. Game consoles and over-the-top (OTT) devices showed the biggest growth with a 539 percent increase in market share. And for the first time ever, iOS apps leapfrogged ahead of Internet browsers... Read more...
Four major technology firms agreed to pay a combined $324.5 million to settle what essentially boiled down to a wage-fixing lawsuit. Employees of Adobe, Apple, Google, and Intel alleged that their employers conspired to suppress salaries by secretly agreeing not to poach talent from each other. More than 64,000 workers were represented in the lawsuit. The employees settled for far less than the $3 billion they were planning to seek if the case went to trial, which was set for May 27. Federal antitrust law allows for damages awards to be tripled, so the four companies involved could have potentially been fined $9 billion if the employees took the case to trial and won. Plaintiffs in the case allege... Read more...
Do you consider yourself a storyteller blessed with the gift of gab? If so -- or if you simply have a sexy voice you want to show off -- you might be interested in Adobe Voice, a new animated video app for iPad users. Adobe's new app pits you as the engaging storyteller/narrator and allows you to create and share video stories without any filming or editing. The app is fleshed out with over 25,000 professionally designed icons, which you can supplement with millions of images available on the web or your own photo collection. Adobe's vision is to breathe new life into static presentation formats by injecting your voice. You can create stories for fun and share them via social media, email, personal... Read more...
We've suspected that 3D printing would be the next underground technology to emerge on the mainstream scene, and it's nuggets like this that continue to support that belief. With a major showing at CES this year, the 3D printing world is poised to make a serious impact in Main Street, and even Adobe can't ignore it. The famed software giant has just announced 3D printing capabilities within Adobe Photoshop CC. It's available right away to cloud-based customers, enabling them to "easily and reliably build, refine, preview, prepare and print 3D designs." With today’s release of Photoshop CC, designs can be printed to a locally connected 3D printer or via built-in access to popular online... Read more...
Malware writers are a tricky bunch, and if you're not suspicious of every little thing on the Internet, you could fall prey to one of their many tactics, like spoofing software updates. It's not really a new method, though apparently serving up fake updates for Google Chrome and a fake media player update that appears to come from Adobe are popular right now. To make it look even more authentic, both updates are digitally signed by valid VeriSign code signing certificates, ZDNet reports. This isn't the first time malware writers have tapped VeriSign to appear legitimate, though it's not always the preferred method because it's expensive. Sometimes there are telltale signs of malware. In this... Read more...
Adobe is trying to downplay a recent security breach by saying that "cyber attacks are one of the unfortunate realities of doing business today," and even though that might be true, it's unlikely to provide comfort to the 2.9 million customers whose data was compromised. Hackers made off with Adobe customer IDs, encrypted passwords, customer names, encrypted credit and debit card numbers, expiration dates, and other information relating to customer orders, Adobe said. In a separate incident, Adobe said hackers gained illegal access to source code of numerous Adobe products. The company believes the attacks are related. With source code in hand, cyber criminals can more easily identify potential... Read more...
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