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Adobe backed down on Friday and promised to release a fix for earlier versions of its Photoshop software after previously insisting users who wanted to safeguard themselves from a critical security vulnerability had to pay for an upgrade.

A security flaw in Adobe Photoshop version CS5 and earlier means users could be exposed to malware providing they were tricked into opening a boobytrapped .TIF file. Adobe's initial response to the discovery of the flaw was an issue an advisory pointing out that users of the latest Adobe Photoshop version CS6 were immune to the cross-platform flaw. The software giant initially declined the issue a security patch for earlier versions of the software on the dubious grounds that because Photoshop "has historically not been a target for attackers", the risk level was supposedly low.

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Good.

"Pay for patches"

is really the end of a company.
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Originally Posted by Mkilbride View Post

Good.
"Pay for patches"
is really the end of a company.

Far from, actually.

If you think it's the end financially for Adobe ~ Pass me what you're hitting, like ASAP.

With their new subscriptions package, they've already had a million+ inquires...

While I do agree the above was petty, they're far from the end -- Eons from the end.

They publicized they wouldn't be attacked which...Obviously, ended in their being attacked...And now everyone gets a free upgrade.

Their loss but, like I said, eons from the end.
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Maybe it's not the end of them, but for crying out loud, paying for security holes to be patched is pretty ridiculous.
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Wow, that was really their initial stance? Douchebags, I don't care if they changed their mind.
    
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I think community backlash is what caused them to change their minds.smile.gif
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I think community backlash is what caused them to change their minds.smile.gif

There is no "think". That is an indisputable fact.
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