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  • Meet the 41 Companies That Donate Directly to Planned Parenthood

    07/22/2015 1:21:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies ^ | July 21, 2015 | Melissa Quinn
    In the wake of two videos allegedly showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted fetal body parts, Republicans in Congress are working to ensure that Planned Parenthood is stripped of its federal funding. However, it’s not only the government that fills Planned Parenthood’s coffers. According to 2nd Vote, a website and app that tracks the flow of money from consumers to political causes, more than 25 percent of Planned Parenthood’s $1.3-billion annual revenue comes from private donations, which includes corporate contributions. 2nd Vote researched the corporations and organizations to find which supported Planned Parenthood and found that more...
  • Firefox blocks Flash, and Facebook calls for its death

    07/15/2015 5:35:14 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 43 replies ^ | 7/14/15 | CNN Money
    Adobe Flash, the much-loathed, bug-plagued relic of a browser plugin, just got a big nail driven into its coffin. Mozilla blocked Flash by default in its Firefox browser late Monday night, a day after Facebook's (FB, Tech30) security chief called for Adobe to kill Flash once and for all.
  • It's time to uninstall Adobe's Flash from your Mac - here's how

    07/13/2015 6:51:52 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 35 replies
    Apple Insider ^ | July 13, 2013 | By Shane Cole
    The recent tidal wave of critical vulnerabilities in Adobe's Flash Player has prompted many security professionals to call for the much-maligned software's demise, and we agree. AppleInsider shows you how to uninstall Flash from your Mac, and what to do if you can't live without it. If you're running OS X 10.6 or later, download and run this Flash uninstaller. If you have OS X 10.4 or 10.5, use this uninstaller instead. Adobe has patched more than twenty Flash vulnerabilities in the last week — some of them days after active exploits were discovered in the wild — and issued over a...
  • TWO MORE Flash zero-days emerge in Hacking Team leak – crims (criminals) exploit holes

    07/12/2015 6:49:06 AM PDT · by dayglored · 16 replies
    The Register ^ | July 12, 2015 | Chris Williams
    Updated -- Two more serious security holes in Adobe Flash that let miscreants hijack vulnerable computers have emerged from the leaked Hacking Team files – and crooks are apparently already exploiting at least one of them to infect machines. The use-after-free() programming flaws, for which no patches exist, are identified as CVE-2015-5122 and CVE-2015-5123. They are similar to the CVE-2015-5119 Flash bug patched last week. The 5122 and 5123 bugs let malicious Flash files execute code on victims' computers and install malware. The bugs are present in the Windows, Linux and OS X builds of the plugin. The 5119, 5122...
  • Adobe to Patch Hacking Team’s Flash Zero-Day (Yet another Flash player flaw)

    07/08/2015 4:09:02 AM PDT · by Drago · 20 replies
    Krebs on Security ^ | 07/07/2015 | Brian Krebs
    Adobe Systems Inc. says its plans to issue a patch on Wednesday to fix a zero-day vulnerability in its Flash Player software that is reportedly being exploited in active attacks.
  • Big adobe Illustrator Issues

    04/29/2015 11:50:22 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 26 replies
    MeshugeMikey ^ | April 29, 2015 | MeshugeMikey
    When I do a normal launch of adobe illustrator It freezes. when I do the optional launch....I get no toolbar etc etc. Im stumped and haven't been able to get anywhere on the adobe forums help! Thank you
  • Adobe Patches Flash Flaw Targeted by Exploit in the Wild

    04/14/2015 8:34:23 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 45 replies ^ | April 14th, 2015 | by Derek Erwin
    Adobe Systems has released a patch for 22 vulnerabilities in Flash Player, one of which is reportedly under attack by an exploit that exists in the wild. The most critical vulnerability, CVE-2015-3043, could lead to code execution. Adobe's Flash Player security updates are available for Macintosh, Windows and Linux."Adobe is aware of a report that an exploit for CVE-2015-3043 exists in the wild, and recommends users update their product installations," said Adobe. If you reached this page because you're unsure if a popup alert from Adobe is real, take a look at our helpful guide for best practices how to safely install and...
  • Hackers abuse another Adobe Flash zero-day to attack thousands of web users with redirects

    02/03/2015 12:12:35 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 24 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | Monday, February 2, 2015
    “Adobe is scurrying to patch the third Flash zero-day of the year, with criminal hackers already using a previously unknown and unpatched vulnerability to launch attacks against thousands of web denizens, security researchers warned today,” Thomas Fox-Brewster reports for Forbes. “Those attacks hit visitors to popular video sharing site Dailymotion, with other sites thought to be affected as the infections were launched via advertisements that will likely be resident on many other web pages.” “Visitors to any affected site would have been redirected to an attacker-controlled page where an exploit kit would attempt to compromise the target system by targeting...
  • YouTube's video pick spells doom for Adobe Flash

    01/29/2015 8:07:56 AM PST · by CedarDave · 44 replies
    cnet ^ | January 28, 2015 | Stephen Shankland
    Adobe Systems' Flash software had a good long run as the technology of choice for bringing interactive splash to the Web, but Google is helping to give it the heave-ho by moving YouTube to Web-standard video instead. "We're now defaulting to the HTML5 player on the Web," said YouTube engineering manager Richard Leider in a blog post Tuesday. It took four years for Google to make the HTML5 change, which is a major victory for Web standards fans who've strived to eject proprietary plug-ins from the Web. If you watched a video online 10 years or so, ago, it was...
  • Adobe acknowledges critical remote vulnerability in Flash, exploits already in the wild

    01/25/2015 9:08:43 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 67 replies
    AppleInsider ^ | Sunday, January 25, 2015 | By AppleInsider Staff
    Adobe on Saturday released an updated version of its Flash player software that patches an undisclosed vulnerability which could allow remote attackers to take control of Macs or PCs, urging users to update as the problem is being actively exploited by malicious actors. Flash versions up to and including on OS X and Windows and on Linux are susceptible to the attack, the cause of which has yet to be detailed. Mac users with Adobe's automatic update feature enabled should begin receiving updates to version immediately, and the company is preparing a standalone patch for manual installation...
  • Adobe patches critical Flash security vulnerabilities

    01/16/2015 11:07:25 AM PST · by Utilizer · 10 replies
    ZDNet ^ | January 13, 2015 -- 18:13 GMT (10:13 PST) | Zack Whittaker
    The company said in an advisory Tuesday that the updates will address security flaws that "could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system." Users of Flash Player on Windows, OS X, and Linux are advised to update to Flash Player version, while users of Adobe Flash Player (Extended Support Release) should update to version Those running Linux systems should update to Flash Player Flash, which comes included with Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer on Windows 8 (and above) will automatically update to the patched version. Meanwhile, Adobe Air users on desktops should update...
  • Internet Explorer stars in monster October Patch Tuesday

    10/12/2014 12:22:15 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 8 replies
    The Register ^ | 10 Oct 2014 | John Leyden
    October is stacking up to be a bumper Patch Tuesday update with nine bulletins lined up for delivery — three rated critical. Cloud security firm Qualys estimates two of the lesser "important" bulletins are just as bad however, as they would also allow malicious code injection onto vulnerable systems. Top of the critical list is an update for Internet Explorer that affects all currently supported versions 6 to 11, on all operating system including Windows RT. Vulnerabilities discovered in most versions of Windows Server, Windows 7 and 8, and the .NET framework are covered in the other pair of critical...
  • Silicon Valley’s Giants Are Just Gilded Age Tycoons in Techno-Utopian Clothes

    04/27/2014 4:52:42 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 14 replies
    4/25/2014 | Joel Kotkin
    The $300 million payout from tech giants like Google and Apple to settle a lawsuit brought by employees makes it clear that Silicon Valley is out for profit, not to change the world. Silicon Valley’s biggest names—Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe—reached a settlement today in a contentious $3 billion anti-trust suit brought by workers who accused the tech giants of secretly colluding to not recruit each other’s employees. The workers won, but not much, receiving only a rumored $300 million, a small fraction of the billions the companies might have been forced to pay had they been found guilty in...
  • Personal computer HELP request

    04/10/2014 6:07:40 AM PDT · by BobNative · 27 replies
    Personal question | April 10, 2014 | Self
    Recently I could not get my copy of Adobe FlashPlayer to work. I have tried to reload it a couple of times, with NO success. I am on a Windows based system. Any suggestions??? Many, many THANKS for your help!
  • Tech Firms May Find No-Poaching Pacts Costly

    04/08/2014 9:03:55 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 23 replies
    NYT via Yahoo! Finance ^ | Tue, Apr 8, 2014 | ANDREW ROSS SORKIN
    It is the talk of the Valley. A high-stakes negotiation is taking place in Silicon Valley among some of the biggest names in the industry — Apple and Google among them — over accusations that they were involved in a collusion to prevent their employees from being hired at rival companies. The employees filed a class-action suit, contending that the illegal hiring practices cost employees $9 billion in lost wages. Now the companies are locked in mediation sessions, hoping to settle the case in the next several weeks. The question being whispered all over town now is how much will...
  • What has happened to flash videos?

    03/11/2014 1:16:22 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 56 replies
    Self | 3/11/'14 | Zionist Conspirator
    Seven years ago this summer, I upgraded from dial-up to DSL. For the first time I could actually play videos, including live streams. And this is how things stood . . . until recently. For about a month or so (at least) I have noticed that flash videos have been playing very sluggishly, with a lot of lagging and stuttering. I have attempted some fixes which have improved YouTube, but there is still trouble elsewhere, especially live feeds, which might as well still be on dial-up. I have been told I'm not the only one having this problem, and that...
  • Adobe Adds 3D Printing to Photoshop

    01/17/2014 2:21:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Sci-Tech Today ^ | January 16, 2014 | Barry Levine
    The adoption of 3D printing by Adobe is “huge,” because now a massive influx of people will have access to 3D-modeling tools. However, Adobe Photoshop isn't known for its 3D-modeling capabilities beyond some basic functions, so users can upload a 3D model created in other programs and output it in the stereolithography format known as .stl. 3D printing has reached a milestone of sorts. On Thursday, Adobe, whose software created desktop publishing, announced that its venerable Photoshop program will now support 3D printing. Photoshop CC, part of the company’s Creative Cloud, has received an update that allows users to build,...
  • Data, credit card numbers for 2.9 million Adobe users stolen

    10/03/2013 7:39:00 PM PDT · by Theoria · 19 replies
    LA Times ^ | 03 Oct 2013 | Salvador Rodriguez
    Adobe announced Thursday that it was the victim of a hack and that personal data for 2.9 million users were stolen. The software company, known for Photoshop and other programs, said cyber attackers were able to access user information, including account IDs, encrypted passwords as well as credit and debit card numbers. The hackers were able to erase data of some Adobe users. The hackers also illegally accessed source codes for numerous Adobe products. That's like stealing the secret formula for Coca-Cola. The company did not specify which users of its various software programs were hit. "We deeply regret that...
  • Help! Trouble with Adobe and Firefox

    08/30/2013 2:18:29 AM PDT · by lafroste · 55 replies
    8/30/13 | lafroste
    Help! I am being driven bats by a problem and have run out of ideas. I have the latest version of Firefox and the latest version of Adobe reader. I cannot open .pdf files in my browser. I just get a blank screen. I cannot download the .pdf files either. I have checked the default program settings and Adobe is not even listed as an option. I have no trouble opening .pdf files that already on my computer. I have tried the Firefox>tools>applications and it shows Acrobat as the default program (in Firefox - and all other .pdf files) but...
  • Help With Firefox 22.0

    07/12/2013 9:34:52 AM PDT · by lafroste · 16 replies
    7/12/13 | lafroste
    Hi, welcome to my vanity thread. I am having a problem downloading .pdf files on Firefox. If I click on a .pdf link all I get is a blank window in response. I am currently using Adobe Acrobat reader as my .pdf viewer, but Firefox seems to be oblivious to its existence. I have checked Firefox addons, and there seem to be hundreds of .pdf related addons, but I don't know which if any I should choose. Any advice on how to get Firefox to download/display/print/save .pdfs would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, you guys are the best.BTW: I have to...
  • Ancient Peru pyramid spotted by satellite

    10/06/2008 10:07:31 AM PDT · by BGHater · 48 replies · 2,338+ views
    Discovery ^ | 06 Oct 2008 | Rossella Lorenzi
    New remote-sensing technology reveals huge structure beneath surface A new remote sensing technology has peeled away layers of mud and rock near Peru's Cahuachi desert to reveal an ancient adobe pyramid, Italian researchers announced on Friday at a satellite imagery conference in Rome. Nicola Masini and Rosa Lasaponara of Italy's National Research Council (CNR) discovered the pyramid by analyzing images from the satellite Quickbird, which they used to penetrate the Peruvian soil. The researchers investigated a test area along the river Nazca. Covered by plants and grass, it was about a mile away from Cahuachi's archaeological site, which contains the...
  • Is Adobe Flash at risk from Malware and rootkits-Firefox

    07/06/2013 2:17:35 PM PDT · by Steven Tyler · 24 replies
    Questions to Freepers using Firefox browser. I understood Adobe was open to hacking, malware and rootkits I use a Firefox browser. I have not been updating my Flash plug-in. Now, I cannot view embedded videos without updating Adobe Flash. Are substitutes available? Are the newer versions of Adobe Flash now secure??
  • Adobe's move to subscription only

    06/06/2013 11:59:26 AM PDT · by Racehorse · 122 replies
    Adobe . . . has made a bold move to abandon their customers . . . and force them into a subscription sales model which some of us might remember from the 1950s door-to-door book and encyclopedia sales women who sold my mom a set. Only now . . . Adobe abandoned all their customers. From now on . . . you don't get rent to own. You only get to rent . . . What do you think?
  • ZDNet: Flash is dead. Long live HTML5

    11/09/2011 11:52:53 AM PST · by Bush_Democrat · 37 replies
    ZD Net ^ | November 9, 2011 | Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    Summary: It’s official, Adobe is putting its future mobile video efforts behind HTML5. So, do you really think that desktop Flash will survive for long? Adobe’s love affair with its Flash format has come to an end. Oh sure, Adobe said they were just killing development on mobile browser Flash in favor of HTML5, but seriously, do you think, that they’ll keep working on Flash on the desktop for much longer? If you do, I have a nice, lightly-used bridge in Brooklyn I’d like to sell you. No, the end of Flash is in sight and HTML5 is now the...
  • Adobe to lay off hundreds of workers (750)

    11/08/2011 5:54:20 PM PST · by Cardhu · 28 replies
    Mercury News ^ | November 8th 2011 | Jeremy C. Owens
    Despite predicting record-setting revenue for the current quarter, San Jose software company Adobe (ADBE) announced Tuesday that it will lay off up to 7.5 percent of its workforce. Adobe is making a push for greater control of the digital media and marketing sectors, a decision that "will result in the elimination of approximately 750 full-time positions primarily in North America and Europe," the company said in a news release. Adobe reported at the end of its last quarter that it employed 10,040 people. In an email, Adobe spokeswoman Jodi Sorensen declined to state how many employees will be laid off...
  • Adobe shows off new 'undo photo blur' feature

    10/13/2011 11:59:03 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 60 replies ^ | 13 OCT 2011 | Bob Yirka
    ( -- Despite all the advances in digital photography, most people are still plagued by the problem of blurry photos, a problem compounded by the use of cameras embedded in cell phones due to their small size. Problems of blurring generally can be divided into two types. The first is problems with focusing, which can usually be avoided if the camera operator will simply wait for the automatic focusing feature of their camera to do its job. The second type is much more difficult to solve as it involves camera movement while the image is being shot. It’s this second...
  • How NOT to redact a PDF - Nuclear submarine secrets spilled

    04/18/2011 12:25:07 PM PDT · by Still Thinking · 28 replies
    Sophos IT Security Blog ^ | April 18, 2011 | Graham Cluley
    If you're an organisation that is making public an internal document, you best make sure that you have deleted or blacked out any personal, confidential or actionable information. The act of obscuring the sensitive information is known as "redaction", and - for obvious reasons - needs to be done properly if you care about privacy and avoiding a potentially damaging data leak. In the old days - before PDFs and Word documents - you might have redacted a document with a thick black marker pen, ensuring that anyone who made a photocopy of the document wouldn't be able to see...
  • If You're Still Betting On Adobe Flash For Anything Mobile, The Joke's On You

    02/21/2011 3:51:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/21/2011 | Dan Frommer
    Motorola's Xoom tablet, the first serious Google Android rival to Apple's iPad, will ship without Adobe Flash support. Big shocker. (Not really.) This is surely a disappointment to Motorola, Adobe, and Google. But to anyone who has been watching Adobe fumble with Flash on mobile devices for as long as we have, it's hardly a surprise. Since the middle of last decade, we have heard Adobe time and time again promise to ship versions of Flash for mobile devices that can perform adequately without destroying battery life. We still haven't seen one, and apparently the Xoom won't initially ship with...
  • Apple goes easy on Adobe, allows an app that can run Flash videos on iOS

    11/03/2010 2:07:43 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    International Business Times ^ | November 3, 2010 9:33 AM EDT | Carl Bagh
    While the HTML 5 and Flash standard debate rages, Apple, a major promoter of HTML5, has allowed its iOS devices to run Flash videos.Apple has given approval to an app developed by Skyfire that translates Flash code into HTML5. According to CNN when a user clicks on a Flash video the Skyfire app downloads the Flash video on Skyfire's server where the video is decoded and then encoded in HTML5 and is delivered to an iOS device. The app is embedded in the Safari browser. The app will be available for download from today at $2.99.The permission granted by Apple...
  • Email worm traced back to cyber-jihad group

    09/16/2010 9:20:57 AM PDT · by SmartInsight · 8 replies
    SC Magazine ^ | Sept. 13, 2010 | Dan Kaplan
    The person responsible for the "Here you have" email worm, which wreaked havoc last week on businesses across the United States, may be part of a cyber-jihad group upset over American military presence in Iraq. The malware author, who uses the handle "iraq_resistance," is believed to be part of the cyber-jihad organization "Brigades of Tariq ibn Ziyad," whose goal is to digitally infiltrate U.S. Army agencies, Joe Stewart, director of malware research at SecureWorks, a network security company, told on Monday. Researchers concluded this after determining that a worm launched last month, but on a much smaller scale, was...
  • Adobe moves further into Google's orbit

    08/18/2010 7:39:01 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies · 1+ views
    CNET ^ | August 17, 2010 4:00 AM PDT | Tom Krazit
    SAN FRANCISCO--If Adobe Systems had its druthers, Google Android would turn into the Microsoft Windows of the 21st century. If there was any doubt that Adobe's mobile strategy is now tied to the long-term success of Android, it was removed by a day-long presentation by Adobe executives and managers about how Adobe is adapting its technologies to Android. Dubbed the "Android Summit," the series of presentations to the press emphasized how core Adobe technologies such as Flash and AIR are being optimized for Android on phones, tablets, and eventually televisions when Google TV is released. Perhaps unsurprisingly, left unsaid during...
  • [Android] HTC EVO rooted once again by using an exploit in Flash Player

    07/06/2010 11:02:10 AM PDT · by RightOnTheLeftCoast · 18 replies · 3+ views
    Reddit ^ | 6 July 2010 | Reddit
    HTC EVO rooted once again by using an exploit in Flash Player. Security concerns arise as users rejoice over being able to root their phones once again after the OTA update.
  • Biggest tech industry apologies of 2010 - so far

    06/22/2010 2:50:47 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone
    Network World ^ | June 21, 2010 | Bob Brown
    While apologies from BP to the world regarding its environmental disaster and even from a U.S. Congressman to BP have stolen headlines of late, the tech industry has not been without its fair share of apologies during the first half of 2010 either.
  • Freeper photoshop help wanted.

    06/19/2010 7:52:47 AM PDT · by tet68 · 36 replies · 601+ views
    FREEPER HELP WANTED. Need freeper with photoshop skills to creat pic of oil covered marsh with typical green offical Roadsign reading... Welcome to the Barrak H. Obama National Sea Shore and Petroleum Recovery Area. Thanks, maybe we can make it go viral.
  • Adobe fixes 'critical' Flash flaw

    06/14/2010 7:50:53 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 13 replies · 535+ views
    bbc ^ | 11 June 2010
    Adobe has fixed a "critical" security flaw that had the potential to allow hackers to take control of affected computer systems. The bug was first spotted in early June week following a small number of targeted attacks. The security update is one in a bumper update package that fixes a total of 32 documented vulnerabilities....
  • Time Warner, NBC Universal to Apple: Buzz off, we’re sticking with Flash (Look out Below Alert)

    Hollywood execs from several large entertainment media companies have reportedly told Apple that they’re not going to port their existing content from Flash to Apple’s iPad (iMaxi)format. The New York Post namechecks Time Warner and NBC Universal, and also implies that there are others. The names dropped are critical. Time Warner is second only to Vivendi in size among entertainment conglomerates. NBC Universal, now jointly owned by GE and Comcast, is also an entertainment giant, as parodied weekly by NBC’s sitcom 30 Rock.
  • Apple's Jobs criticizes Flash's 'closed system'

    04/29/2010 10:07:50 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 140 replies · 1,265+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:43am EDT
    * Calls software "closed," questions reliability* Flash not compatible on iPhone, iPad * Adobe shares fall 2 percent, Apple up 2.4 pct SAN FRANCISCO, April 29 (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) Chief Executive Steve Jobs on Thursday called Adobe Systems (ADBE.O) Flash multimedia software a "closed system" that is ill-suited for the company's suite of mobile devices, escalating the war of words between the two companies. Jobs said Flash's system is closed because it is a proprietary system from Adobe, which controls everything from its features to its pricing. Ironically, perhaps, similar charges have been lobbed at Apple's products...
  • Adobe calling quits on Flash for iPhone (Will not bring Flash to Apple's iPhone or iPad)

    04/21/2010 12:38:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 433 replies · 2,994+ views
    Network World ^ | 04/20/2010
    Adobe is halting development of a Flash-to-iPhone software tool introduced with it's Creative Suite 5 last week, dashing the hopes of many that Flash will be supported in future iPhone updates. The move further escalates tensions between Apple and Adobe. Adobe now says it plans to concentrate on developing for Google's Android mobile operating system, according to a blog post by Mike Chambers, Flash platform product manager for Adobe. Jobs Doesn't Like Flash Chambers says he doesn't believe Adobe's time and resources spent on developing the Flash-to-iPhone compiler were a waste. He argues that the tool proves there are no...
  • Apple clamps down on code tools

    04/13/2010 5:01:02 PM PDT · by library user · 12 replies · 393+ views
    BBC ^ | April 13, 2010 | Staff
    Apple has clamped down on the software tools that developers can use to write programs for the iPhone.Before now developers have been free to use many different tools to create applications for the iPhone and iPad. Imminent changes to the way the iPhone software development kit is used will restrict these tools to just three. The move has brought protests from many software developers with some declaring they will no longer produce applications for Apple's handset.
  • Adobe Flash Evangelist: 'Go Screw Yourself Apple'

    04/10/2010 12:00:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies · 598+ views
    The Flash Blog ^ | 4/9/10 | Lee Brimelow
    [Adobe would like me to make it clear that the opinions below are not the official views of the company and are entirely my own.] By now you have surely heard about the new iPhone 4.0 SDK language that appears to make creating applications in any non-Apple-approved languages a violation of terms. Obviously Adobe is looking into this wording carefully so I will not comment any further until there is an official conclusion. [Sentence regarding Apple's intentions redacted at request from Adobe]. This has nothing to do whatsoever with bringing the Flash player to Apple’s devices. That is a separate...
  • SEC Filing Shows that Adobe is Rattled by Apple's HTML5 Campaign

    04/10/2010 6:45:23 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 27 replies · 519+ views
    Daily Tech ^ | April 9, 2010 12:47 PM | Brandon Hill (Blog)
    Adobe is quite worried about the rise of HTML5Flash, for better or worse, is a big part of the web experience in the desktop and notebook market. Adobe Flash has an estimated 98 percent penetration in the PC market and websites use Flash for everything from ads to video to games. Some websites, like, are built almost entirely around Flash. Adobe is fighting to extend its reach into the mobile market thanks to Flash Mobile 10.1. Flash Mobile 10.1 will be made available for all major mobile platforms except for Apple's iPhone OS. Apple has been notoriously apprehensive of...
  • Important!-Adobe suggests workaround for PDF embedded executable hack

    04/07/2010 12:37:04 PM PDT · by Wooly · 9 replies · 685+ views
    ZDNet ^ | April 6th, 2010 | Ryan Naraine
    On the heels of a warning that malicious executables can be embedded into PDF files and launched with minimal user interaction, Adobe is suggesting that users configure its PDF Reader product to limit the damage from an attack. Here are the instructions for mitigating a potential attack: Users can also turn off this functionality in the Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat Preferences by selecting > Edit > Preferences > Categories > Trust Manager > PDF File Attachments and clearing (unchecking) the box “Allow opening of non-PDF file attachments with external applications” This is what it looks like:
  • Adobe Reader 9.3 patch addresses critical JavaScript security issue (Applies to all Windows + Apple)

    01/13/2010 12:04:04 PM PST · by Wooly · 4 replies · 631+ views
    Betanews ^ | January 13, 2010 | Scott M. Fulton, III
    Usually on a Patch Tuesday, the discussion turns to Microsoft; but amid a very light round of Windows fixes, it's Adobe in the spotlight today. Last month, a serious and potentially easily exploitable vulnerability was found in a JavaScript API call, DocMedia.NewPlayer -- a situation where an intentionally crafted PDF file could invoke the call, deallocate the memory allocated when the media player is generated, and then execute the code in that de-allocated memory, without need for privilege. Adobe Reader 9.3 was released today, right on schedule, to address this issue. In the meantime, the company is realizing the changing...
  • Linux, Windows, or Mac: You need to patch Adobe Flash

    12/10/2009 5:56:56 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 24 replies · 1,035+ views
    IT World ^ | 09 December 2009 | sjvn
    I don't think about Adobe Flash much. I just use it. I think that's the case for most of us. Almost all the video on the Web is in Flash, and we just take it for granted. That's a mistake. Like any other popular application, it can be an easy way for a cracker to hack into your computer. Take Adobe Flash's latest round of patches. Adobe doesn't say a lot about exactly what it's fixing in its security advisory, but out of the seven security bugs they're fixing, six of the repairs are on problems that "could potentially lead...
  • any Adobe LiveCycle Designer 7 (CS2 version) gurus on FR?

    06/05/2009 11:01:06 AM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 1 replies · 219+ views
    self | 6/5/09 | NewJerseyJoe
    Trying to find out something about Reader Extensions for Designer 7. I can't figure out (from the Adobe web site) how to obtain this product/software or what it costs (or if it's a free add-on). For those who will ask... I need to make a PDF form where the data can be saved. My understanding is that this functionality came with the CS3 and later (Acrobat 8+) versions (in Acrobat, under Advanced > Extend Features), but I can't find anything correlating to that in Acrobat Pro 7 or Designer 7. Thanks in advance.
  • New Attack Vectors for Adobe JBIG2 Vulnerability

    03/10/2009 4:12:32 PM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 429+ views
    US-CERT.GOV ^ | added March 10, 2009 at 04:52 pm | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: New Attack Vectors for Adobe JBIG2 Vulnerability added March 10, 2009 at 04:52 pm US-CERT is aware of public reports of two new attack vectors for a vulnerability affecting Adobe Reader and Acrobat. This vulnerability is due to a buffer overflow condition that exists in the way Adobe Acrobat Reader handles JBIG2 Streams. When Adobe Reader is installed on a system, it adds an IFilter that allows applications such as the Windows Indexing Service to index PDF files. If the Windows Indexing Service processes a malicious PDF file stored on the system, the...
  • Oh NO! I clicked on a pdf link!

    03/10/2008 8:02:02 AM PDT · by Delacon · 42 replies · 1,085+ views
    3/10/08 | Delacon
    I'll be wondering around FR and somebody will have posted an article with a link, or there'll be a link in the comments section. Either the link will warn that it will be a pdf file and I've missed it or there will be no warning at all. I click on the link and stare in amazement as that abominable Adobe Reader ssssslowwwly kicks in. Welcome to pdf hell. Now my computer isn't that old. Its capabilities are pretty strong in fact but after the pdf file loads, even after I've closed it, nothing works right anymore. Everything is 10...
  • Report: PDF files used to attack computers

    10/27/2007 5:40:16 PM PDT · by holymoly · 24 replies · 124+ views
    ZDNet ^ | Oct 27, 2007 | n/a
    E-mails containing malicious PDF files have been putting computers at risk since Friday, Finnish security software firm F-Secure said on Saturday. "The e-mails sent in bulk looked like credit card statements, and contained an attachment called 'report.pdf'," its Chief Research Officer Mikko Hypponen said in a statement. When such PDF files are viewed on vulnerable machines, they start downloading software from servers in Malaysia or Sweden, which are now being cleaned, he said. "There will be more such attacks." "We are worried about this case, as PDF attachments are typically not filtered at e-mail gateways." A security update for Adobe...
  • Nasty PDF exploit runs wild

    10/23/2007 7:58:32 PM PDT · by james500 · 51 replies · 112+ views
    The Register ^ | Wednesday 24th October 2007 00:57 GMT | Dan Goodin
    A day after Adobe patched a serious security hole in its Reader and Acrobat programs, miscreants are flooding email inboxes with malware-tainted PDF files that try to remotely hijack vulnerable computers. The malware, identified by Symantec researchers as Trojan.Pidief.A, is included in PDF files attached to a "fair number of emails," according to this blog entry. The spam typically targets specific businesses or organizations. Adobe issued a patch for the vulnerability on Monday. The revelation of in-the-wild exploits underscores the importance of updating immediately. A patch for Reader is available here; an Acrobat update is available here. Emails typically arrive...
  • Imagine a World Without Adobe

    09/13/2007 10:35:53 AM PDT · by qam1 · 19 replies · 576+ views
    PC World ^ | 9/13/07 | Pamela Pfiffner
    Imagine a world without Photoshop or PDF. Heck, without digital fonts and desktop publishing and the ability to print graphics on a desktop printer. Imagine a world without Adobe. As Adobe Systems celebrates it 25th anniversary, it's important to recognize how much Adobe is responsible for the way we communicate today. Back in 1982, two enterprising and talented computer scientists left Xerox PARC to form their own company. John Warnock and Chuck Geschke had been working on a computer language that would enable the printing of smooth detailed graphics, liberating graphic designers from X-Acto knives and Rubylith. (It's a testament...