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StockDaebak

« on: October 26, 2019, 08:51 »
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If you use any of these services you might want to change your passwords as it appears some of it has been exposed.

https://developers.slashdot.org/story/19/10/25/2153237/nearly-75-million-adobe-creative-cloud-users-exposed-to-hackers

Probably as good a time as any to go through all your passwords and security settings and make sure they are as high as possible and not re-used across various sites and apps. 


« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2019, 10:00 »
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Nearly 7.5 million Adobe Creative Cloud users are left open to phishing campaigns after their records were left exposed to the internet.

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2019, 11:32 »
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If you use any of these services you might want to change your passwords as it appears some of it has been exposed.

https://developers.slashdot.org/story/19/10/25/2153237/nearly-75-million-adobe-creative-cloud-users-exposed-to-hackers

Probably as good a time as any to go through all your passwords and security settings and make sure they are as high as possible and not re-used across various sites and apps.

"The Elasticsearch database could be tapped without a password or any other authentication; offering an attacker access to email addresses, account information and which Adobe products that users purchased. The data did not include payment information or passwords."

Odd enough, I just uninstalled Adobe CC this morning because it was trying to update and failed, time after time. I left it run for 12 hours, overnight, still stuck at 36% complete.

Bye Bye

« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2019, 12:38 »
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If you use any of these services you might want to change your passwords as it appears some of it has been exposed.

https://developers.slashdot.org/story/19/10/25/2153237/nearly-75-million-adobe-creative-cloud-users-exposed-to-hackers

Probably as good a time as any to go through all your passwords and security settings and make sure they are as high as possible and not re-used across various sites and apps.

"The Elasticsearch database could be tapped without a password or any other authentication; offering an attacker access to email addresses, account information and which Adobe products that users purchased. The data did not include payment information or passwords."

Odd enough, I just uninstalled Adobe CC this morning because it was trying to update and failed, time after time. I left it run for 12 hours, overnight, still stuck at 36% complete.

Bye Bye

When and if it does finally update and jam your computer while doing so, then you get the pleasure of waiting for the faulty program to "respond". Adobe please get your act together.

StockDaebak

« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2019, 19:09 »
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This article mentions it was a researcher who found the data sitting unprotected, better a security researcher finds it than a hacker and so far no indication of any hacking but still I would recommend changing passwords and all that good stuff as a matter of best practices anyways.

https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/adobe-exposed-data-of-more-than-7-million-software-users-1.1337779

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2019, 16:28 »
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If you use any of these services you might want to change your passwords as it appears some of it has been exposed.

https://developers.slashdot.org/story/19/10/25/2153237/nearly-75-million-adobe-creative-cloud-users-exposed-to-hackers

Probably as good a time as any to go through all your passwords and security settings and make sure they are as high as possible and not re-used across various sites and apps.

"The Elasticsearch database could be tapped without a password or any other authentication; offering an attacker access to email addresses, account information and which Adobe products that users purchased. The data did not include payment information or passwords."

Odd enough, I just uninstalled Adobe CC this morning because it was trying to update and failed, time after time. I left it run for 12 hours, overnight, still stuck at 36% complete.

Bye Bye

When and if it does finally update and jam your computer while doing so, then you get the pleasure of waiting for the faulty program to "respond". Adobe please get your act together.

I'm not the only one? I figured it was my really terrible "high speed" internet. We're rural, copper wire, miles from the source, which is also rural and being fed from some distance. The last repair guy, a human not support or chat, told me, that the amplifiers were going bad and only way he could get one to replace the one for our area, was find a working unit, somewhere else in the line.  :o They don't make them anymore.

« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2019, 17:15 »
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If you use any of these services you might want to change your passwords as it appears some of it has been exposed.

https://developers.slashdot.org/story/19/10/25/2153237/nearly-75-million-adobe-creative-cloud-users-exposed-to-hackers

Probably as good a time as any to go through all your passwords and security settings and make sure they are as high as possible and not re-used across various sites and apps.

"The Elasticsearch database could be tapped without a password or any other authentication; offering an attacker access to email addresses, account information and which Adobe products that users purchased. The data did not include payment information or passwords."

Odd enough, I just uninstalled Adobe CC this morning because it was trying to update and failed, time after time. I left it run for 12 hours, overnight, still stuck at 36% complete.

Bye Bye

When and if it does finally update and jam your computer while doing so, then you get the pleasure of waiting for the faulty program to "respond". Adobe please get your act together.

I'm not the only one? I figured it was my really terrible "high speed" internet. We're rural, copper wire, miles from the source, which is also rural and being fed from some distance. The last repair guy, a human not support or chat, told me, that the amplifiers were going bad and only way he could get one to replace the one for our area, was find a working unit, somewhere else in the line.  :o They don't make them anymore.

Try calling customer service, they will tell you it's you, not them. Or your drivers, not them, or you you you... but never Adobe. They have you by the gonads.

k_t_g

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« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2019, 23:08 »
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Sometimes its best to stay away from the clouds. Write things down on paper. A piece of paper can't be hacked.
Although, it would be nice if these things can be properly upgraded and modernly secured. But it is an imperfect world.


 

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