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  •  With regard to the data breach... (5+ / 0-)
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    glhf, cotterperson, Odysseus, LinSea, terabytes

    ... you shouldn't have anything to worry about.  It looks like the personal data that was stolen was related to people that purchased software directly from Adobe.

    With regard to the software on your computer, it's still a little unclear.  The problem is that Adobe isn't completely sure what all has been taken.  For the time being make sure you apply any update that Adobe provides.  Adobe's next update should be released next Tuesday.

    Looking through the bent backed tulips, To see how the other half lives, Looking through a glass onion - John Lennon and Paul McCartney

    by Hey338Too on Fri Oct 04, 2013 at 12:14:11 PM PDT

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    •  Thanks (2+ / 0-)
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      Hey338Too, cotterperson

      All right thanks for the answer. I wasn't able to find an answer for that in any of the other articles I read on the matter. I'm definitely going to be checking for the next updates then as Chrome's my preferred browser nowadays.

    •  If they got the Flash Player source code (1+ / 0-)
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      that has potential to be a monster since it's on virtually 99% of machines that use a web browser.

      All they'd have to do is send out a spam email saying Please install this emergency Flash Update. Then it installs a Flash look alike with a trojan payload.

      Or am I crazy?


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      by CitizenOfEarth on Fri Oct 04, 2013 at 02:56:48 PM PDT

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      •  I would guess that they are more interested... (2+ / 0-)
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        ... in understanding how to further exploit Flash than releasing a new version to everyone.  With the source code, they can pretty easily figure out all of the zero day exploits which haven't been fixed so far.  

        IF they have the credentials to sign a Trojan version of Flash as Adobe, then things are very nasty (no you're not crazy) - maybe they can replace a "good" version of Flash (or Acrobat Reader) with one they created when a user visits a website.  But, my guess is that the "white hats" are being consulted about this, and they may have seen something like this before - Adobe isn't the first big software company to be hacked and it won't be the last.  

        Looking through the bent backed tulips, To see how the other half lives, Looking through a glass onion - John Lennon and Paul McCartney

        by Hey338Too on Fri Oct 04, 2013 at 03:23:35 PM PDT

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