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March 29, 2012 by

Adobe's latest critical security update pushes scareware

Adobe just released a critical Flash Player security update. Good news: it includes a new automatic updater for Windows. Bad news: Adobe's download page pushes a misleading "system optimizer" designed to scare users into paying for unneeded repairs.

March 9, 2012 by

FOSS v proprietary software: image editing

To do a professional job, you need professional-level tools. With software, that generally means proprietary applications, which tend to be expensive. Free and open-source software is available for a wide range of tasks — but does it have the capability and support to offer a realistic alternative? We start with a look at Photoshop and GIMP.

April 15, 2011 by

Emergency Adobe Flash Player patch coming today

Less than a week after warning that hackers were embedding malicious Flash Player files (.swf) into Microsoft Word documents to launch targeted malware attacks, Adobe plans to release an emergency Flash Player patch today to fix the underlying problem.

April 11, 2011 by

Adobe warns of new Flash Player zero-day attack

Hackers are embedding malicious Flash Player files in Microsoft Word documents to launch targeted attacks against select businesses, according to a warning from Adobe.This latest Flash Player zero-day attack comes just weeks after EMC's RSA Division was hit with a malware attack that used a rigged Flash (.


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