Adobe are in a very tight spot right now as major software giants such as Google and Microsoft as well as Apple is ditching its support in favor of the more secure and easy to use HTML5. The popular technology is slowly but surely fading away from the internet as Adobe is still continuing to release security patches.
The latest update in terms of security targeted Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Reader as well as Acrobat and it included fixes which regarded critical vulnerabilities detected in the three products. Adobe stated that the Flash Player update dealt with 13 vulnerabilities as a whole further mentioning that twelve could have been prone to remote attacks.
Attacks on Adobe can allow cyber attackers to go through the software’s security and access sensible information such as user data. This update also dealt with patching 29 more vulnerabilities which were found in previous versions of the software including 1.0.18.
Adobe further stated that these security vulnerabilities were not exploited by hackers. Not only does this update fix a series of big vulnerabilities but it also installs a Chrome extension which make it easier for users to directly convert entire pages in PDF format without a third party program being needed.
This process can also be done vice-versa as one has the ability to open PDF files in Adobe Reader instead of Chrome. Notwithstanding these great features that were implemented with the latest update, users had some complaints to make.
A lot of users issued some complaints regarding the software is prompting Chrome to enable the extension. Not only is the extension enabled but it also comes with a feature which tracks your browsing data thus conferring Adobe the ability to stock basic information.
Bear in mind that this update has the tracking option turned on by default and it allows users to turn it off. Adobe has stated that data will be completely anonymous and URL data is not being included in the tracking process.
Judging by the fact that Adobe is slowly fading away and important software manufacturers are slowly ditching it in favor of HTML5 they should step up their game and come up with features which improves its stability and the amount of resources needed for running the software in order for the giant software developer to stay competitive on the market.
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