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On Fri, Oct 4, 2013 at 5:17 PM, Deborah Shaw <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> It will be interesting to see what happens on the security front. I've
> always had to have super-duper security, firewalls, etc., due to client
> needs (hospitals, medical, HIPAA, courts, government, you-name-it).
>
> In the past, I've never been able to get an answer from clients' IT
> departments about the cloud, network connections and other obvious
> vulnerabilities -- although my contracts demand that I lock my file
> cabinets (!!).
>
> Hopefully they'll get some white-hat hackers in there immediately to get
> us some answers. It feels like this is just the beginning...
>
> Deb
>
>
> On Oct 4, 2013, at 2:05 PM, Frank Ippolito wrote:
>
> > yes, not resetting your password on the cloud is not even going to be an
> option. as they suggested, if you use that same password elsewhere, then
> modify those as well.
> >
> > the real concern here is that these programs are all network-aware. and
> upon install they change computer settings to exclude them from firewall
> security. there is likely to be hooks written into the code for future
> features that far surpass the current interaction between program and the
> OS. if hackers locate and write exploits for these, then they might be able
> to gain control of computers that are running the program and are connected
> to a network. I suspect adobe will have to hire some skilled hackers to
> spend time with the software to see what vulnerabilities might be buried
> inside.
> >
> > -frank
> >
> > On 10/4/2013 4:49 PM, Deborah Shaw wrote:
> >> There's also an article in the NY Times:
> http://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/10/04/technology/adobe-announces-security-breach.html?from=homepage
> >>
> >> > From what I'm seeing, they're thinking a lot of the source code has
> been hacked for a NUMBER of their products, which opens the possibility of
> future security breaches (my limited understanding).
> >>
> >> I'm NOT a happy camper; I eat, live, breathe Adobe products 'round the
> clock, not to mention paying for my Cloud installments with a credit card.
> I've read suggestions that we go through and change all of our passwords
> everywhere.
> >>
> >> Sigh.
> >>
> >> Deb
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> On Oct 4, 2013, at 12:09 PM, Frank Ippolito wrote:
> >>
> >>> hey all,
> >>>
> >>> many of us live and die using adobe's products. I received an email
> this AM from the mothership detailing a breach at their web server.
> although the immediate question referred to whether unencrypted credit card
> details had been compromised. they say they don't think so, but
> coincidentally the card I used for paying installments to creative cloud
> got hacked in september. the attack took place in or before august.
> >>>
> >>> but a bigger question is whether their source code has gotten out. if
> so, there is a possibility that products like acrobat may be at risk if
> there are any weaknesses that can be teased out of them. keeping software
> patched and up to date is going to be more than a gentle suggestion going
> forward.
> >>>
> >>> details:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> http://www.informationweek.com/security/attacks/adobe-customer-security-compromised-7-fa/240162255?cid=NL_IWK_Daily_240162255
> >>>
> >>> -frank
> >>>
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