Adobe today released a security update for its Flash Player to close a vulnerability that allows an attacker to remotely control a Mac or PC. This vulnerability was reported security researchers Alexander Polyakov and Anton Ivanov of Kaspersky Labs and has been documented in the wild.
Adobe Flash Player, a browser plugin that is used on a lot of websites, is a very common target for malware and remote code execution exploits. To prevent such exploits from taking over your entire system, the Flash plugin runs in a sandboxed environment on Chrome, Firefox, and with OS X Mavericks, it is sandboxed in Safari too.
Adobe announced today that it was target of a hack by an unidentified group. The company confirmed that the hackers gained access to 2.9 million Adobe customer accounts. Adobe added that it is investigating the possibility that hackers obtained the source code for several key Adobe products.
Adobe today announced a major shift in its software strategy, stopping further development of its Creative Suite line of products, and focusing its efforts Creative Cloud instead. During the announcement, Adobe also unveiled two new hardware accessories â€” the “Project Mighty” stylus and the “Napoleon” digital ruler.
Yesterday, the announcement thatÂ Adobeâ€™s Chief Technology Officer Kevin Lynch would be joiningÂ Apple as VP of Technologies took most of us in the Apple blogosphere by surprise.
It came as a surprise becauseÂ Lynch was one of Adobeâ€™s leadÂ spokespersonÂ when it came to defending Flash on mobile devices back when Apple took the controversial decision of not including it on the iPhone and then the iPad.
According to Bloomberg, Judge Lucy Koh (yes, of the Apple-Samsung case as well) has ordered Tim Cook, Google’s Eric Schmidt, Intel’sÂ Paul Otellini, and other tech company execs to be deposed in a class-action lawsuit filed by tech company employees over “do not call” no poaching practices. This lawsuit, claims not only damage to employee’s potential salaries, but also for violating a 2010 agreement with the Justice Department over the practice.