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A flaw in several of Adobe Systems' popular graphics design applications could expose users to hacker attacks, the software maker has warned.

A security vulnerability in the Adobe License Management Service, a component used for product activation, "can lead to an unauthorized person gaining access to the user's computer," Adobe said in a security advisory posted to its Web site late last week.

The affected products are the Windows versions of Adobe Photoshop CS, Adobe Creative Suite 1.0 and Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5, Adobe said. The San Jose, Calif.-based company said it is not aware of any malicious code that exploits the vulnerability.

Security monitoring company Secunia rates the issue "moderately critical," which is right in the middle of its five-tier severity rating system.

Adobe has issued a security patch to fix the problem. Systems running Photoshop CS2 or Adobe Creative Suite CS2 are not exposed to this flaw.


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Ha ha ha
I can see the writing on the wall. Excerpt from CNet Headline circa March 2007:

"Adobe graphics products have proven to be security risk to users of Windows products, resulting in the ADBIG.12.Z virus that plagued the web in December of 2006. Meanwhile Microsoft has avoided any such issues with its Pro graphics package, Acrylic, will benefits by being bound tightly to Internet Explorer and Security Enhancements Microsoft has built into its operating system."

Adobe, you are in DEEP trouble.
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yeah, right
Adobe is in trouble because of a rare security flaw? With that reasoning, MS would have died in 1995, or earlier.

Acrylic is not even close to matching Photoshop. Acrylic is a mickey mouse graphics program. It is in beta, which means the features are more or less set and they are banging out issues. Besides being slow and a massive resource hog, it also features an bad UI, few features.

There is no way this is a Photoshop killer.
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What platform?
Why did the writer or editor of the story leave out what computer platforms are affected, rather than lazily including a link? Don't you think this is an important piece of information? Why not just link to the Adobe site and use "read this" as your entire article?

Journalism is dead.
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Did you bother reading the article?
It is a windows only issue.

"The affected products are the Windows versions of Adobe Photoshop CS, Adobe Creative Suite 1.0 and Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5, Adobe said."
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