Adobe Systems

Adobe Upgrade May Leave Some eBook Readers in the Dark
February 18, 2014

Adobe has issued a proclamation that starting in July, the vast majority of e-reader apps and hardware devices will not be able to read purchased eBooks anymore.

This announcement stems from a massive upgrade to the encryption system Adobe has implemented in their new Digital Editions 3.0 and will have reverberating effects on ePub books all over the world. Unless thousands of app developers and e-reader companies update their firmware and programming, customers will basically be unable to read books they have legitimately purchased.

The big drawback to the mandatory Adobe upgrade is all of the old e-readers, reading apps, and older

Latest Adobe Stats Show Rapid Growth in Digital Publication Readership
December 10, 2013

New data released by Adobe reveals that Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (DPS) is powering significant circulation growth and reader engagement in digital magazines. Data also shows subscribers spending an average of 50 minutes in DPS digital issues each month.

Adobe Pushes New Pricing Model For Marketing Campaigns
November 12, 2013

Starting in January, Adobe Campaign, one of six digital marketing units the maker of Photoshop and other well-known software runs as part of its Marketing Cloud services, will no longer be priced on the number of e-mails sent. Instead of this CPM or cost-per-thousand e-mails pricing that’s the current industry standard, Adobe will charge a “platform fee” plus a fee per customer profile.

Adobe declined to get specific on those costs since they will vary based on the company’s size and other factors. Suresh Vittal, Adobe Campaign’s vice president of product strategy, said Adobe itself spends about $700,000 a year to

Adobe Data Breach Bigger Than Initially Thought
November 1, 2013

BOSTON—Adobe Systems reported earlier this week that the security breach, first reported last month, was far greater than initially thought, with attackers obtaining data on more than 38 million Adobe customer accounts, Reuters reported.

Adobe Data Breach More Extensive Than Previously Disclosed
October 29, 2013

Adobe Systems said on Tuesday that the scope of a cyber-security breach disclosed nearly a month ago was far bigger than initially reported, with attackers obtaining data on more than 38 million customer accounts. The software maker also said that hackers had stolen part of the source code to Photoshop editing software that is widely used by professional photographers.

Adobe spokeswoman Heather Edell said that the company was not aware of any unauthorized activity on Adobe accounts as a result of the attack.

Yet Edell said she could not say whether stolen credit cards or passwords had been used to launch

Adobe has an Epically Abysmal Security Record
October 8, 2013

Nearly everyone with a computer has used Adobe software at some point, whether opening PDF files with Adobe Acrobat or watching a video on YouTube with Adobe's Flash Player. But consumers likely aren't fully aware how riddled with security flaws Adobe's software is.

Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs in 2010 addressed the issue in an open letter rant about Adobe's security, blaming the company's Flash player for being "the number one reason Macs crash" and citing Flash for having "one of the worst security records in 2009."

But Jobs didn't go nearly far enough

Hackers Access Adobe Customer Information
October 4, 2013

SAN JOSE, CA—Hackers have accessed the personal data for nearly three million Adobe Systems customers, the company's chief security officer wrote in a blog post. The attackers removed data including customer names, encrypted credit and debit card numbers, and expiration dates. The attackers also took source code for a number of Adobe products.

How the Adobe Hack Could Fuel Next Wave of Cyberattacks
October 4, 2013

Adobe has taken several steps to calm concerns among its corporate users about the loss of customer account data and critical source code to hackers. The company has begun advising enterprise customers that Adobe product users will be required to change their account password at their next login attempt.

The breach does not affect users of Adobe Creative Cloud or Digital Publishing Suite—other than a password reset. Adobe will also be sending notification letters over the next two weeks to customers whose individual accounts were breached.

Adobe Says Hackers Accessed Data for 2.9M Customers
October 3, 2013

Adobe Systems said Thursday that hackers had accessed personal data for nearly 3 million of its customers. The attackers "removed from our systems certain information relating to 2.9 million Adobe customers, including customer names, encrypted credit or debit card numbers, expiration dates, and other information relating to customer orders," Brad Arkin, Adobe's chief security officer wrote.

The company is in the process of notifying customers whose card information was involved in the incident, and is resetting the relevant customer passwords.

Brian Krebs, author of the respected security blog Krebs on Security, wrote that the attackers appeared to be the same