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David Lawrence
Re: Adobe Security breach- 2.9 million user accounts affected.
on Oct 4, 2013 at 6:28:04 pm

[Oliver Peters] "That the real target was source code. Why? Well one possibility is to inject a vulnerability into a version that would then be sold as pirated software. Pirated by users - precisely because of avoidance of the Cloud subscription model. Now the hackers effectively have placed a back door into every computer running the counterfeit software. Hmm..."

Agree that the source code is a pretty big deal and could lead to all sorts of mischief.

If hackers really want to mess with Adobe, another malware target is the authentication server. Imagine a virus that reverts CC software to trial mode and marks it expired. Totally possible and totally the kind of thing hackers do for lulz.

Not saying it will happen, but just as much a concern as compromised passwords and credit card info. Source code gives hackers everything they need to use Adobe's DRM as a weapon.

David Lawrence

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