Do you use an Adobe product? Photoshop? Premiere? Illustrator? Have you ever registered online or purchased cloud-based services from Adobe? If so, you could be one of the up to 38 million users who are affected by the theft of private information from Adobe this past October. The security breach at Adobe is turning out to be much more widespread than the company first let on.
Adobe is trying to notify inactive users of the breach, and has already reset passwords for active users who were affected.To make matters worse, Krebs on Security and Hold Security both report that hackers captured source code for Adobe products including Photoshop, Acrobat, and Reader.Hold Security noted that the source code theft could have far-reaching security implications.This includes possible new viruses, malware, and security breaches of personal information.
Active Adobe users affected by the breach should have received a notification from the company by now, prompting them to change passwords. We suggest you consider making changes to how you manage your personal security. Adobe notes that users can employ several strategies to keep their data safe, such as setting different passwords on each site or setting up a password manager. The key is to not let your current settings remain in effect. If you’ve been using a password related to any Adobe product, or if you paid Adobe money via a credit card, change your passwords (for every account on every website) today.