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22 Feb/12

No More Flash Updates For Linux, Unless You Use Chrome

No More Flash Updates For Linux, Unless You Use Chrome

Breaking News: Adobe just made an announcement on the official Air and Flash Player Team Blog that changes are coming to Flash Player on Linux. The company has partnered up with Google to “develop a single modern API for hosting plugins within the browser”. PPAPI (code-named Pepper), adds a layer between the browser and underlying operating system that “abstracts away differences between browser and operating system implementations”.Google will provide a PPAPI implementation...

29 Lug/10

Adobe / Microsoft to team up on Vulnerability Sharing

Adobe / Microsoft to team up on Vulnerability Sharing

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Microsoft has announced that it’s to extend it’s Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP) to include vulnerability sharing information from Adobe. The programme, launched in October 2008 allows sharing of information about security vulnerabilities with security software vendors.  So far 65 companies have signed up to the scheme. In a statement, Microsoft said… “Adobe products are relied on by individuals...

23 Lug/10

Apple Leads In Security Vulnerabilities, Microsoft Third

Apple Leads In Security Vulnerabilities, Microsoft Third

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Apple software had more reported security vulnerabilities than any other company in the first half of 2010, according to security company Secunia, a reputable security company that tracks security vulnerabilities since 2002. Last years leader, Oracle, dropped to second spot while Microsoft managed to retain the third spot firmly in the last five years. Adobe made their first appearance in the top ten in 2008, and managed to climb...




29 Giu/10

Adobe Reader 9.3.3 Released, Fixes Critical Security Issues

Adobe Reader 9.3.3 Released, Fixes Critical Security Issues

Adobe today has released a new version of their pdf readers Adobe Reader and Acrobat raising the versions of said products to 9.3.3 respectively 9.3.3. Affected by the vulnerabilities are Adobe Reader 9.3.2 and earlier for Windows, Macintosh and Unix as well as Adobe Acrobat 9.3.2 and earlier for Windows and Macintosh. The security bulletin sheds some light on the security issues that have been fixed in the release. A total of 17 different vulnerabilities have been fixed in Adobe Reader...

24 Giu/10

The Software Buttons You Love Pushing

The Software Buttons You Love Pushing

Spent several hours running around town doing tedious errands the other day in neighborhoods I don’t know well, so I was thrilled to finally tap the “Navigate To->Home” button on my GPS when I was done. It got me wondering: what are the software buttons you just can’t help but love to tap, click, or press? An informal poll on Twitter unearthed a bunch of good ones: your email’s Out of Office “Enable” button, “End Call,” “Mark...

11 Giu/10

Adobe release ‘critical’ Flash patch

Adobe release ‘critical’ Flash patch

Adobe have today released a patch to sort out the critical vulnerability in Flash that was discovered last week, which is a quick turnaround. The patch, released through version 10.1 of the Flash player is available now from www.adobe.com and there is also a new version of Adobe Air as well. The company may have managed to shoot itself in the foot with this patch however as you’ll see from the amusing screenshot below, where the news story about the patch in the new version of the...

10 Giu/10

Flash Player 10.1 Download

Flash Player 10.1 Download

Adobe has released the final version of Adobe Flash Player 10.1 after a series of release candidates and betas. The new version is fixing a security vulnerability that was disclosed earlier this week making it a recommended download and install on every system with Flash installed. The biggest change introduced in Flash 10.1 is hardware acceleration which is currently limited to Windows PCs with the prospect that it will be added at a later time to Mac and Linux versions of Flash. But...

24 Mag/10

Android 2.2 Screenshots: My Favorite Features in Froyo

Android 2.2 Screenshots: My Favorite Features in Froyo

Android 2.2 (code-named “Froyo,” the next alphabetical installment of dessert-named releases after Cupcake, Donut, and Eclair) is now rolling out to Nexus One handsets. If you’re tired of tapping and re-tapping the System Update menu item and getting nothing, you can update your N1 to 2.2 manually. Lifehacker runs down how. This method worked perfectly on my T-Mobile Nexus One, but I hear reports it does not work for the AT&T Nexus One. The manual update method does...

29 Apr/10

Steve Jobs on Flash

Steve Jobs on Flash

Steve Jobs’ open letter “Thoughts on Flash” is a win for the open web, and a logical and well-articulated discussion of why Apple won’t allow Flash on the iPhone and iPad. Hooray. But. While Jobs says he refuses to put his products “at the mercy” of a third party, that’s exactly what Apple asks of all its iPhone app developers, to take the chance that Apple won’t distribute their work for arbitrary reasons (they might “confuse”...

13 Apr/10

Adobe Reader 9.3.2 Security Update Released

Adobe Reader 9.3.2 Security Update Released

Adobe, just like Microsoft, releases security updates on a schedule unless a vulnerability is actively exploited on a large scale and requires immediate attention. Updates for their pdf readers Adobe Reader and Acrobat have been released today that fix several security vulnerabilities. The critical vulnerabilities are affecting all operating systems that Adobe Reader is compatible with (Microsoft Windows, Apple Macintosh and Unix based) and versions of Adobe Reader 9.3.1 and Adobe Acrobat...

6 Apr/10

A Life Without Flash

A Life Without Flash

Adobe Flash has a market penetration of 99% which means that it is installed on 99 out of 100 computer systems according to a study posted on the Adobe website. Security vulnerabilities on the other hand become more frequent and users have to update their versions of Flash regularly to secure their computer systems. A life without Flash would mean to make the system more secure. But which consequences would it have in terms of usability? Are there websites and services that would stop...

24 Feb/10

Adobe Fixes Adobe Download Manager Vulnerability

Adobe Fixes Adobe Download Manager Vulnerability

A security vulnerability in Adobe Download Manager was discovered this month besides the recently discovered security vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader, Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Flash which had also been discovered and fixed by Adobe. We have posted information about the security vulnerability in the forum but not here on the blog. Adobe has now updated information about the security vulnerability which basically fixed the issue so that users who download and use the Adobe Download Manager...

18 Feb/10

Adobe Still Offering Insecure Adobe Reader Version

Adobe Still Offering Insecure Adobe Reader Version

If you are a Ghacks regular you have without doubt noticed that Adobe has published an update for Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat yesterday that fixes two security vulnerabilities that affect Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.3 and earlier. The update that has been provided updates both products to version 9.3.1. One would think that this should have been the end of the story but it apparently is not. The rather strange thing is that Adobe is still offering Adobe Reader 9.3.0 on their official...

12 Feb/10

Adobe Flash Player Security Update

Adobe Flash Player Security Update

Microsoft is not the only company that has released security updates in the last days. Adobe has also identified a security vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player version 10.0.42.34 and earlier that “could subvert the domain sandbox and make unauthorized cross-domain requests”. This vulnerability has received a critical rating which is the highest rating a vulnerability can get. The update furthermore resolves “a potential Denial of Service issue”. An Adobe Flash Player...

30 Gen/10

Flash’s Decline on Lifehacker, from 2006 to 2010

Flash’s Decline on Lifehacker, from 2006 to 2010

Just like it isn’t on the iPhone and iPod touch, Adobe’s Flash browser plug-in will not be on the iPad, and there are a whole lot of opinions about that decision. Predictably, Steve’s apostles are smug, Adobe’s pouting, and the rest of us will have to field questions from our relatives about why they keep seeing a blue lego piece. Flash usage has been declining over the years anyway, and a few web publishers have shared numbers to prove the point. 32% of visitors...

27 Gen/10

iPad First Impressions

iPad First Impressions

Based solely on live blogs and a choppy audio feed: Terrible name, gorgeous device, great price point. I may be an Apple critic, but I’m not made of stone–this thing is beautiful. Instantly my Kindle seems like a joke. Kottke may be right: The Kindle app plus Instapaper installed on the iPad may very well be a much better reading and browsing experience than the Kindle itself, plus you get everything else it does. Here’s Apple’s official iPad page. And you? Continua...

13 Gen/10

Microsoft and Adobe January 2010 Patch Day

Microsoft and Adobe January 2010 Patch Day

Microsoft and Adobe have released their regular security updates today. Microsoft has only released one patch for most of its operating system. The patch fixes a vulnerability in the embedded OpenType font engine that could allow remote code execution. The rating of this vulnerability is low for all operating systems but Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4. Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-001 – Critical Vulnerability in the Embedded OpenType Font Engine Could Allow Remote Code...

15 Dic/09

Another Adobe Reader Zero Day Vulnerability In The Wild

Another Adobe Reader Zero Day Vulnerability In The Wild

Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat have been hit with yet another zero day vulnerability that is affecting all versions of both programs up to Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat 9.2. The vulnerability has been disclosed to the public by Adobe’s Security Response team who wrote in their blog that they “are currently investigating this issue and assessing the risk to [their] customers”. Adobe itself did not reveal details about the exploit in the blog post but a post at the Shadowserver...

30 Nov/09

Linux PDF viewers

Linux PDF viewers

Today a loyal reader sent me a message saying he enjoyed the Alternative Linux web browsers article and was hoping I could apply the same idea to PDF viewers. The truth of the matter is that nearly every PDF viewer in Linux is an alternative. Yes we Linux users do get to enjoy Acrobat Reader to view PDF files in, but that is often not found in the default repositories and, in some cases, a real pain to get features like printing to work properly. Fortunately there are plenty of alternatives...

14 Ott/09

Adobe Reader Security Update

Adobe Reader Security Update

Adobe has released a security patch for their Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat line of products that fix several security vulnerabilities that have been rated as critical. The vulnerabilities that have been discovered could cause Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat to crash which could potentially allow attackers to take control of the computer system. The security patch raises the version of Adobe Reader to 9.2 which is the version that users should install to protect their software programs...