Update Adobe Media Encoder Immediately With Current Patch

Adobe took the unusual step of releasing an out of band patch to address a trio of serious security issues in Adobe Media Encoder. The program is used by tens of thousands of people around the world to encode audio and video in a variety of formats. The three issues addressed by this patch are being tracked as: CVE-2020-9739 CVE-2020-9744 …

Adobe Updates Some Of Their Products Due To Critical Issues

Adobe continues to have problems associated with JavaScript. As a consequence, they have released new patches for Experience Manager, InDesign, and Framemaker. Of these, the patch for Experience Manager is the largest, and addresses a total of five critical vulnerabilities, tracked as: CVE-2020-9732 CVE-2020-9734 CVE-2020-9740 CVE-2020-9741 CVE-2020-9742 Each of these bugs, can, if left unpatched, lead to arbitrary JavaScript execution …

Adobe Lightroom Update May Have Deleted Some User Photos

Recently, Adobe released version 5.4 of Lightroom. It is a popular photo editing app used by a wide range if iOS devices. Unfortunately, the update may have done more harm than good. Many iOS users who installed the update have discovered that their photos and custom present filters were permanently deleted. The only people spared from such a fate were …

Adobe Photoshop Should Be Updated To Address Security Issues

Do you use Adobe Photoshop, Bridge, or Prelude? If so, and even if you’re not normally quick to apply security patches issued by the company, you’ll want to give the most recent patch from Adobe priority. The company’s most recent patch addresses an even dozen critical security flaws that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on Windows machines. …

Adobe Acquired Magento Marketplace Suffers Data Breach

Recently, the Magento Marketplace was acquired by Adobe and suffered a breach that exposed a limited amount of user data to an unknown third party. When Adobe discovered evidence of the breach, they temporarily shut the marketplace down so they could assess the extent of the breach.  It has subsequently been reopened. If you’re not familiar with Magento, it is …

Adobe Removing Older Software And Products Is Upsetting Users

Adobe is facing harsh criticism after they began sending letters out to portions of their user base. The letters inform users of Creative Cloud that older versions of the products they’re using have been discontinued and licenses to use those products have been revoked. Users are to stop using them immediately and upgrade to newer versions or they “may be at …

Iconic Software Adobe Shockwave Unavailable After April

It’s the end of an era.  Way back in 1995, a company called Macromedia released the iconic Shockwave player, which quickly became a mainstay on Windows-based machines. A decade later, Adobe purchased Macromedia, taking ownership of the Shockwave player and the company’s other  products (like Flash), both of which continued under the Adobe brand. Time has not been kind to …

New Firefox Release Disables Adobe Flash Support

Are you a Firefox user?  If so, be advised that in Mozilla’s next release, Firefox 69, the company will be disabling support for the beleaguered Adobe Flash plugin. The change has been on the radar for quite some time, so it should not come as a surprise to anyone.  It’s part of a systematic plan by Mozilla, Google, and other …

If You Use Photoshop, Update Immediately

Do you use Photoshop? Does anyone who works for you use it?  If so, you’ll want to apply the latest security patch immediately. Two new vulnerabilities were discovered after the release of Adobe’s regularly scheduled August 2018 security patch update. This prompted the company to take the unusual step of releasing an emergency, out-of-band update to correct the issue. These …