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Adobe Releases Emergency Update to Fix Flash Ransomware Exploits

Adobe’s flash plugin has rapidly become extremely unpopular with web users due to its buggy nature and propensity to make browsers hang. As a result, HTML5 is the modern standard for viewing video content or animations…

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Adobe Issues Patch For Code-Execution Bug

Flash has long been at the heart of a debate over usability and security. The media player has long been used for everything from Youtube to online games, but it has often by problems with even…

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Adobe Creative Cloud Bug Deletes User Data on Mac

A recently published update for the Adobe Creative Cloud graphics service has been pulled by Adobe following reports that the Mac version of the software may delete important user data with no warning. Backblaze, a data…

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Oracle is Killing Off Java

Outdated browser plugin Java is finally being pulled, Oracle has announced. Java will be slowly phased out, beginning with a deprecation of the plugin starting with JDK 9. The advent of HTML5 means that buggy and…

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Futuremark Releases Major Update for PCMark 8

Futuremark released a new major update to the popular benchmarking application PCMark 8 that accommodates the latest changes in Adobe After Effects and provides better support for NVMe SSDs. This is a major update that will…

Software-Vulnerabilities

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Which Companies Had The Most Security Vulnerabilities In 2015?

Cyber security is a hot topic and the rise of attacks which looks to exploit security flaws within a company’s software is becoming increasingly commonplace within the tech world. CVE Details have thus released its rundown…

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How Bad Are Adobe Flash Bug Repair Stats?

It’s safe to say Adobe flash did not have the best of years, from crashes, hacks, crashes, vulnerabilities and, yes more crashes, many in the industry doubt whether this will be the year Adobe finally pulls…

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Adobe Renames Flash and Shifts Emphasis to HTML5

Adobe has unveiled its new 2016 Creative Cloud package, bringing with it the end of Flash, but in name only. From now on, Flash – now notorious for its regular security holes and exploits – will…

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Fully Patched Adobe Flash Hit by New Zero-Day Update

Just as day follows night, and just as UbiSoft thinks up new and amazing game elements to strip away and charge microtransactions for, another zero-day exploit has been discovered for Adobe Flash. But this isn’t any…

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The BBC Implements HTML5 to iPlayer

I think we can all say that Adobe Flash Player is very much being knocked to its knees in recent months, from endless, and I do mean endless, vulnerabilities which put countless users at risk to…

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Amazon Bans Flash Adverts on Its Own Domains

Amazon has updated the terms of its Technical Guidelines to prohibit any advert on Amazon-branded sites using Adobe’s Flash protocol. The change will commence on the 1st September and Amazon explained their reasoning in an introductory post: “Beginning…

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Google Changes how Flash Ads Work in Chrome

Despite helping pay for web content, auto-playing Flash ads have become the bane of internet users. While third party plugins have long offered the ability to control Flash elements, Google is now baking in the ability…

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Firefox Users Can Now Stream Netflix Without a Plugin

Firefox users will no longer be required to download the Microsoft Silverlight plugin if they are wanting to watch Netflix through their browsers. The newest version of Firefox integrates Adobe Content Decryption Module (CDM), which is…

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Adobe Revealed Some of its Features Coming in the Next Premiere Pro Update

Adobe has announced a few of its upcoming product updates ahead of NAB video conference, which include an animation tool, a new mobile app and some updates to Premiere Pro. There seems to be a new…

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Google to Automatically Convert Flash Ads in HTML5

Flash is dead. Long live HTML5. Adobe’s Flash player is notoriously buggy and vulnerable to malware attacks, a fact that is slowly scaring off websites, developers, and users in equal measure. YouTube has already ditched the…

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Adobe Celebrates 25 Years of Photoshop With Spectacular Ad

It’s been 25 years since a little Mac application was first released that allowed you to edit photos. Yes, 25 years since Adobe Photoshop was born as a slightly more advanced version of your standard Paint…

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Apple Forcing Users to Upgrade Flash

In Apple’s latest hit against Adobe Flash, the most recent update to OS X is now forcing users to upgrade to new versions of Flash by blocking any web content that uses it. Now when a…

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Yet Another Zero-Day Vulnerability Found In Adobe Flash

Adobe Flash is quickly becoming a liability. Another zero-day vulnerability (CVE-2015-0313) has been found in Adobe Flash Player, the third such problem this year. This time, Adobe itself has drawn attention to the issue, warning that…

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Adobe is Suing Clothing Chain Forever 21 for Pirating Software

That’s not a headline you see everyday – Adobe is leading a suit against US clothing chain Forever 21, in which they allege that the chain repeatedly pirated a number of Adobe software applications, including Photoshop and…

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YouTube Now Uses HTML5 by Default in-Browser

Five years after starting support for the HTML5 standard, YouTube has dropped Flash Player to use the HTML5 <video> format as its default player in-browser. According to YouTube, the five-year wait was to allow once-experimental HTML5…

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Zero-Day Vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player Reported

An independent security researcher, known as Kafeine, has discovered a zero-day vulnerability in Flash Player, a week after Adobe issued a patch to fix nine vulnerabilities within the multimedia software. Kafeine warns that the zero-day flaw…

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Apple and Google in $415 Million Lawsuit Settlement

After 60,000 employees of Google, Apple, Intel, and Adobe filed a class action lawsuit against the companies – alleging that they had agreed a no-poaching agreement between them, blocking potential employment opportunities –years ago, the four…

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Photoshop Now Works in Chrome – Not Available Yet

Adobe has revealed the results of its efforts with Google to get Adobe Photoshop working in the Chrome browser. They say that the version they have now is effectively a full-fledged version of Photoshop being streamed remotely…

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Adobe Collecting Mass Amounts of User Data from eBook Software!

In a digital world that is (rightly) obsessed with online security and privacy, Adobe seem have have taken the risky and rather silly move of spying on users of their Adobe Digital Editions (V.4) software. Reports…

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Is Your Potato Chips Bag Spying on You?

Researchers at MIT, Microsoft, and Adobe have developed an algorithm that can reconstruct an audio signal by analysing minute vibrations of objects depicted in video. In one set of experiments, they were able to recover intelligible…

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Adobe Released Critical Flash Update for Windows and Mac

On Tuesday, Adobe released a critical update for their Flash player. This patch is designed to mend a security flaw which may enable hackers to gain access to your computer through popular websites such as eBay, Tumblr, Twitter…

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Spotify Database Attacked – Users Are Being Urged To Change Passwords

Over the last week or so we’ve been inundated with news stories regarding cyber attacks, where users personal data has been accessed in an unauthorised manner, the most significant of these being the eBay attack which…