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Cyber Attack Hits 2.9 Million Adobe Customers

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A sophisticated attack on the Adobe network and across numerous Adobe products like Acrobat has affected at least 2.9 million customers. Adobe’s investigation points to two related attacks in which the attackers gained illegal access to source code for at least three of its products and stole customer information such as names and encrypted credit or debit card numbers, expiration dates and data related to customer orders.


Adobe’s Chief Security Officer, Brad Arkin, recommends “customers run only supported versions of the software, apply all available security updates, and follow the advice in the Acrobat Enterprise Toolkit and the ColdFusion Lockdown Guide. These steps are intended to help mitigate attacks targeting older, unpatched, or improperly configured deployments of Adobe products.”


Brian Krebs, of KrebsOnSecurity.com, reports, “Adobe said the credit card numbers were encrypted and that the company does not believe decrypted credit card numbers left its network.” Let’s hope so. In the meantime, the company has begun notifying affected customers and is planning to release security updates on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 for Adobe Reader and Acrobat XI (11.0.04) for Windows.


A customer security alert on Adobe.com asks customers to reset their passwords and assures, “We are working diligently internally, as well as with external partners and law enforcement, to address the incident.”





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Apple Hit By Hackers Who Struck Facebook (The Wall Street Journal)
Apple said Tuesday that some of its employees’ Mac computers were attacked by hackers, a rare admission for a company that has long touted its security over PCs running Windows software. The malicious code in the latest attack is believed to have been the same discovered by Facebook, which said on Friday that its employees’ computers were breached by hackers last month.

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Google Shows Off Jellybean | Apple’s Win Over Samsung | FBI Arrests 24 Hackers

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jellybean.jpg The Next Web Today, developers will flock to downtown San Francisco for Google’s yearly event, I/O. The two big areas of interest this year are mobile and social, and the underlying story is how Google goes about fostering relationships with developers for all of its APIs, of which there are many. The New York Times At the conference, Electronic Arts will demonstrate Strike Force, a sophisticated multiplayer video game, complete with three-dimensional graphics and rich illustration, written in an Internet standard called HTML5 that enables the game to be played entirely through a Web browser. Reuters Google will soon unveil a tablet co-branded with Taiwan’s Asustek Computer Inc and priced to compete with Amazon’s Kindle Fire device, an Asustek executive said on Wednesday. Bloomberg Though Android has grabbed more than half of the smartphone market, tablets with the software have won less than half the iPad’s share, and will face new pressure from Microsoft Corp. (MSFT), which unveiled its own tablet last week. The Next Web A recent scan of a JavaScript file hosted on the Google Play marketplace by Reddit user ‘derpodactyl’ reveals that users will be able to download magazines and TV shows (and seasons) via the store, bringing more content to mobile device owners but more importantly, Google TV owners. Mobile Syrup Google is almost certainly going to show off its newest version of Android, Jellybean, tomorrow during the keynote address. Gizmodo Pictured left is the new Android Jelly Bean mascot just installed at Google’s headquarters. Read more