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(The Verge)   Remember how 3 million of Adobe's customers' email, passwords and credit card information was hacked? And then it went to 38 million users? Now it's 150 million users   (theverge.com) divider line 107
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2013-11-07 11:56:49 PM
Basically everyone, yeah? Luckily mine was a throwaway password for accounts I didn't give a shiat about. They now have access to about 50 accounts logins I really don't give a damn about and mostly forgot about and can always reregister. And I never had my CC on file with them. They have my address, but they can come and get me. Not much ID theft gonna happen there.

I pirated Adobe products every time previously. I went legit for a variety of reasons. I should have kept pirating.
 
2013-11-08 12:57:08 AM
What the hell is Photoshop's main competition, anyway? From a brand standpoint, it's like Band-Aids, Kleenex and Q-tips.
 
2013-11-08 01:01:47 AM
imgs.xkcd.com

"Questionable encryption techniques" is an understatement akin to describing me as slightly inebriated, Bill Gates as financially secure, or Adobe as computationally secure.
 
2013-11-08 01:15:42 AM
I wish I could remember what password I used for this so I know which ones to change. Anyone remember if Adobe had strict rules on passwords (did it have to have capitals, numbers etc)?
 
2013-11-08 01:58:03 AM

Twilight Farkle: [imgs.xkcd.com image 473x541]


From the alt-text: There's only one group that comes out of this looking smart: Everyone that pirated Photoshop.
 
2013-11-08 02:01:18 AM

Twilight Farkle: [imgs.xkcd.com image 473x541]

"Questionable encryption techniques" is an understatement akin to describing me as slightly inebriated, Bill Gates as financially secure, or Adobe as computationally secure.


"Best TOS Episode"

That guy's toast.
 
2013-11-08 02:19:43 AM
This is bad isn't it?
 
2013-11-08 04:02:13 AM

Krieghund: Twilight Farkle: [imgs.xkcd.com image 473x541]

From the alt-text: There's only one group that comes out of this looking smart: Everyone that pirated Photoshop.


And people who were too lazy to pirate it and just got GIMP instead.
 
2013-11-08 04:24:51 AM
"Adobe says the perpetrators likely picked up "many invalid Adobe IDs, inactive Adobe IDs, Adobe IDs with invalid encrypted passwords, and test account data" "

Test account data?  Invalid IDs? IDs with invalid passwords?  Guys, admitting you suck at database administration does not make the situation better.
 
2013-11-08 05:59:46 AM

Chinchillazilla: Krieghund: Twilight Farkle: [imgs.xkcd.com image 473x541]

From the alt-text: There's only one group that comes out of this looking smart: Everyone that pirated Photoshop.

And people who were too lazy to pirate it and just got GIMP instead.


This.
 
2013-11-08 06:24:46 AM
Well deserved for the abomination they made Photoshop into starting with CS6...

/CS5 for life
/I paid for it I pinky swear
/my fingers are crossed on the other hand
 
2013-11-08 06:31:16 AM
Couldn't happen to a nicer company. Closed-source nightmare IP organization. In other words, Adobe can go to the same place RIAA and MPAA lobbiest are headed in their afterlife.
 
2013-11-08 06:36:17 AM
Is Adobe a scandal yet?
 
2013-11-08 06:37:42 AM
Apparently, I'm one of the hackees. Good thing I gave up Adobe a long time ago. Since I last logged in, I've got a new mac, new CC, new bank accounts, and switched to Pixelmator + Gimp.

IMO Adobe, Java, and Microsoft are three giant security leaks / PITAs. I don't miss the first two one bit and I'd love to ditch the last.
 
2013-11-08 06:38:05 AM
Gee... I wonder if my idiot brother knows about this. Likely not. He's the same guy that a) didn't know that pirating movies from the net was illegal and b) basically called me a liar when I told him.

I'd better warn him. I'll probably get called a liar again though.

Idiot.
 
2013-11-08 06:41:55 AM

Gig103: I wish I could remember what password I used for this so I know which ones to change. Anyone remember if Adobe had strict rules on passwords (did it have to have capitals, numbers etc)?


this right there.  I honestly  thought  I was being fished because I was like..whattaya mean my id was compromised? how do I even have an id there?
 
2013-11-08 06:42:57 AM
This is why you need a strong password of at least six non-repeating characters.  Using a dictionary usually works the best.
 
2013-11-08 06:47:31 AM
Is this the opposite of cop math?
 
2013-11-08 06:48:37 AM
This is why I don't like it when software developers force you to make an account just to be able to use their stuff. This happens in games, programs, and almost everything these days. You hand them your real personal information (so that it matches the credit card you used to pay) and then you risk having your information stolen from the company.

Selling software should revert back to the old style of just letting people buy their stuff from stores and letting them use the program without having to be connected online. Online DRMs are a pain in so many ways that it has the potential to kill productivity (and get someone in trouble).

I bet people would be checking the stolen list for e-mails that look like they come from the government or any other important/popular group/people.
 
2013-11-08 06:49:03 AM

Mad Scientist: Is Adobe a scandal yet?


Adobeghazi sounds like a fun jazz pottery class.
 
2013-11-08 06:52:26 AM
Well, thank God they put everything in the cloud, where it's safe.  God forbid someone install a pirated copy of their software securely on their own computer.
 
2013-11-08 06:52:50 AM
Guess I should have installed that update
 
2013-11-08 06:56:00 AM
Haha, sucks to be you non-piraters and legit buyers.

The first step in pirating Adobe software is to add adobe.com and related website to the hosts file so that your computer never sends a single packet to those websites.
 
2013-11-08 07:07:11 AM

PC LOAD LETTER: Basically everyone, yeah? Luckily mine was a throwaway password for accounts I didn't give a shiat about. They now have access to about 50 accounts logins I really don't give a damn about and mostly forgot about and can always reregister. And I never had my CC on file with them. They have my address, but they can come and get me. Not much ID theft gonna happen there.

I pirated Adobe products every time previously. I went legit for a variety of reasons. I should have kept pirating.


Wow. People actually pay for Adobe CSDu Jour? I'm impressed.
 
2013-11-08 07:09:48 AM
And that, kids, is why it's safer to pirate software.
 
2013-11-08 07:11:37 AM

Triumph: What the hell is Photoshop's main competition, anyway? From a brand standpoint, it's like Band-Aids, Kleenex and Q-tips.


Well, there's "Gimp". It takes a while to load on Windoze, being a Linux thang, but I like it just fine for the rare photo editing I do nowadays. It's free, so why not try it out?
 
2013-11-08 07:13:06 AM

Mike_LowELL: This is why you need a strong password of at least six non-repeating characters.  Using a dictionary usually works the best.


Thanks for the tip! I just switched all my passwords to "a dictionary". I assume the repeating vowels don't count, right?
 
2013-11-08 07:14:40 AM
Snogged again.

/I smell profit ..
 
2013-11-08 07:15:50 AM
ADOBE

over 150 Million passwords served (up to hackers)
 
2013-11-08 07:16:55 AM
As much as I dislike closed source software, nothing comes close to InDesign.
 
2013-11-08 07:20:34 AM
150 million people who are going to learn to pirate or use GIMP, then.
 
2013-11-08 07:26:56 AM
So half of everyone in this country's personal information is in the wind?
I call big fat B.S.

An update is available now.
Would you like to update your stolen personal information?

An update is available now.
Would you like to update your stolen personal information?

An update is available now.
Would you like to update your stolen personal information?
 
2013-11-08 07:28:02 AM

ryarger: Thanks for the tip! I just switched all my passwords to "a dictionary". I assume the repeating vowels don't count, right?


If you can, use all five vowels in your password for maximum security.
 
2013-11-08 07:31:53 AM
Sigh. And yet getting people to use password managers is an unconscionable burden.

I just looked in my password manager.  268 bloody passwords (I may be a little geekier than most).  All different, all complicated/random, none of which do I randomly forget. I can't imagine life before doing it that way.
 
2013-11-08 07:33:21 AM

GreenSun: This is why I don't like it when software developers force you to make an account just to be able to use their stuff. This happens in games, programs, and almost everything these days. You hand them your real personal information (so that it matches the credit card you used to pay) and then you risk having your information stolen from the company.

Selling software should revert back to the old style of just letting people buy their stuff from stores and letting them use the program without having to be connected online. Online DRMs are a pain in so many ways that it has the potential to kill productivity (and get someone in trouble).

I bet people would be checking the stolen list for e-mails that look like they come from the government or any other important/popular group/people.


This. I had to register to download ask Avery label template yesterday. WTF? Granted, I didn't register with anything reassembling my real information, but still.

/GIMP
 
2013-11-08 07:43:06 AM

Chinchillazilla: And people who were too lazy to pirate it and just got GIMP instead.


Using the gimp is it's own punishment far worse then having your identity stolen.

I mean, you have to go around saying "I don't know how to use photoshop. I'm a Gimp."  And then you get thrown out of your job interview at Kinkos for not knowing the required software.
 
2013-11-08 07:47:48 AM

Twilight Farkle: [imgs.xkcd.com image 473x541]


imgs.xkcd.com
 
2013-11-08 07:52:27 AM

Bucky Katt: This is bad isn't it?


No.
 
2013-11-08 07:53:14 AM

Phil Moskowitz: Mad Scientist: Is Adobe a scandal yet?

Adobenghazi

You might just have yourself a ticket to an interview on any Fox News program. Hurry, hit Twitter!
 
2013-11-08 07:58:02 AM
I've assumed that everything about me is publically available, except of course my social security number that gets blocked out every time I post it on message boards.

XXX-XX-XXXX
 
2013-11-08 07:58:10 AM
Remember when democraps were outraged that the bush administration was spying on a few hundred "domestic terrorists"? And then it went to millions of innocent americans and not a single protest occurred?
 
2013-11-08 07:58:55 AM

ChubbyTiger: Granted, I didn't register with anything reassembling my real information, but still.


A million times, this.
I'm listed nowhere on the internet under my real name or information.
 
2013-11-08 08:05:52 AM

HotIgneous Intruder: everyone in this country


Are you aware that the world continues outside of America's borders?
images.wikia.com

Twilight Farkle: "Questionable encryption techniques"


Now, now. Be fair. They didn't expose any passwords with their "technique". Just enormous, glaring, screaming hints to them in many cases.

/ how much do you want to bet that north of 2/3 of all those password records have block sizes of 1?
 
2013-11-08 08:08:13 AM

skozlaw: HotIgneous Intruder: everyone in this country

Are you aware that the world continues outside of America's borders?
[images.wikia.com image 500x328]

Twilight Farkle: "Questionable encryption techniques"

Now, now. Be fair. They didn't expose any passwords with their "technique". Just enormous, glaring, screaming hints to them in many cases.

/ how much do you want to bet that north of 2/3 of all those password records have block sizes of 1?


So the stupidity is global.
Go figure.
 
2013-11-08 08:10:13 AM
So if you had a strong password this is a non issue right?  I think I used my strong one for the adobe account.
 
2013-11-08 08:11:17 AM

PainInTheASP: "Adobe says the perpetrators likely picked up "many invalid Adobe IDs, inactive Adobe IDs, Adobe IDs with invalid encrypted passwords, and test account data" "

Test account data?  Invalid IDs? IDs with invalid passwords?  Guys, admitting you suck at database administration does not make the situation better.


You MUST have test account data. How else are you supposed to do testing in your public-facing production environment?
 
2013-11-08 08:16:03 AM

TNel: So if you had a strong password this is a non issue right?  I think I used my strong one for the adobe account.


Why does this thread seem that no Farkers utilize password safes?  I woulda thought this crowd would have been a little more keen about that kinda thing.
 
2013-11-08 08:22:24 AM
In other news, someone has paid Adobe for its products.
 
2013-11-08 08:22:45 AM
Gotta collect them all!
/chinpokomon!
//Shoe!!
 
2013-11-08 08:27:45 AM

Wulamoc: TNel: So if you had a strong password this is a non issue right?  I think I used my strong one for the adobe account.

Why does this thread seem that no Farkers utilize password safes?  I woulda thought this crowd would have been a little more keen about that kinda thing.


I do use one but I don't store my hard password in it just my junk passwords for common sites.  I'm paranoid about my strong one since it's 11+ characters with uppers/lowers/numbers/symbols and would hate for it to get compromised.
 
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