“Adobe’s massive security breach last week is just the latest in its long, troubled history with hackers,” Jose Pagliery reports for CNNMoney. “But cybersecurity experts warn the company’s security record is only going to get worse in the near future.”
“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,” Pagliery reports. “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,'” Pagliery reports. “But Jobs didn’t go nearly far enough: Adobe’s security problems aren’t limited to Flash, and go far beyond just one bad year… Adobe’s Flash Player topped the Symantec’s annual list of vulnerable plug-in programs in 2012. Adobe’s Acrobat Reader took that spot in 2010. And in 2009, both programs tied for second place.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Jobs certainly didn’t go nearly far enough. If we had our druthers, he’d have been here for at least another 56 years.
We miss you, Steve!
Steve Jobs posts rare open letter: Thoughts on Flash – April 29, 2010