Adobe’s fix for Photoshop CS5 security issue? Buy Photoshop CS6

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Way to alienate a loyal customerbase, Adobe.

Earlier this week we reported on how users of a bunch of Adobe products, including Photoshop CS5 and earlier, were being warned about serious security issues.

In the case of the Windows and Mac versions of Adobe Photoshop, a vulnerability exists in version CS5 and earlier that could be exploited by a malicious attacker who tricks you into opening a boobytrapped .TIF file in order to take control of your computer.

That’s a very serious problem. So, you would imagine that users would be rushing to download the security patch. Right?

Wrong.

Because the only fix that Adobe is making available is for users to upgrade to the latest version of Adobe Photoshop CS6. And that’s going to cost users $199 or more. …

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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