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Adobe Hacked: Almost 3 Million Accounts Compromised

jobst Credit Card details stolen (256 comments)

At the beginning of August I purchased the latest version of Adobe Premier using a Credit card as this is the ONLY way you can do this - monthly payments require a credit card. Since this is a company purchase I used the company card, this card had never been used before for Internet transactions. I have a special card for this but because this is a monthly purchase I did not want to transfer money every month into the "special" credit card.
On the 20.08.2013 the credit card was debited by a person called "NOVAPOKEREW" through a PAYPAL account. I rang paypal and after a lengthy conversation (on and off for 3 hours) and being handed from person to person they acknowledged this was fraudulent and have no problem giving the money back to me (thank you PAYPAL).
What gives me the shits is that Adobe is lying because I have seen many people saying their credit card has been debited somewhere at the end of August - Adobe you are lying!!!!
To add insult to injury when you try to reset your password you end up in an endless loop of resetting your password again and again - this too has been the experience of MANY other people (just search for Adobe Hacked and start reading).
While I like your products ADOBE, you suck at security and customer service as well giving the incorrect information about an event.
This is not about being hacked, it can happen to anyone - but leaving your customers in the dark - well if there would be another product like Indesign ot Premier - I would NOT be using Adobe anymore, that's for sure
 

about a year ago
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Windows 8 Killing PC Sales

jobst Re:My theory (1010 comments)

While I understand where you are coming from ... one of our people @ work bought a Sony with an I7, SSD and touch - I actually replaced my Linux laptop and got myself a Dell XPS12 (i7,ssd,8gb ram) - it is fast (boot time 10s or so), the touch screen really works and getting a couple of add-ons (e.g. classic start menu and putty) makes Windows 8 useable - and looking up "things (i.e. google, mail, addresses etc)" on the computer from off to reading the info is a delight - so there is something worthwhile upgrading for.

about a year and a half ago
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Are Plastic Bag Bans Making People Sick?

jobst who paid for the suvey? (533 comments)

Who paid for the survey - a plastic bag manufacturer? I have been using cloth based bags for many years - sometimes they do not get washed for weeks/months ... When I go bread shopping at the bakery the bread goes in there without other bags - then at the green grocer we put the stuff straight into as well. No one in our family has been ill for many, many years.

about a year and a half ago
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Of all my locally stored data, I encrypt ...

jobst Re:No need (261 comments)

You're a bugger! I had to clean my keyboard and screen after I read this ... This made my day!!

more than 2 years ago
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Proposed UK Online Libel Rules Would Restrict Anonymous Posting

jobst simple .. (219 comments)

everyone is called "bill gates" from that moment onwards.

more than 2 years ago
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I Name My Servers After:

jobst F1 (722 comments)

all workstations: f1 drivers
all traffic thingos: circuit names
all servers thingos: teams
there is one called "pits" ;-), and one called ecclestone ... but thats getting a little old - must throw it out

 

more than 3 years ago
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Why IT Needs To Change for Gen Z

jobst brace alright ... (443 comments)

" .... CIOs should buckle up and brace themselves for a future .... "
Brace alright ... the onslaught of costs to defend your systems, viruses/troyans/malware interrupting work-flow, costs of looking after people cause they cant connect although you have given them a fool proof set of instructions, stealing of IP ... you name it its all there for the taking.
I have a wifi, but that sits in front of the firewall (as in the internet site) so they can connect there laptops but they need to use the VPN and the phones can use it too.

more than 3 years ago
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Humoralistically, I lean toward ...

jobst The subject line gave it away ;-) (114 comments)

One of the more interesting polls (including reading all of the comments) I have seen for a while ... Thank you so much to the one who had the idea!!!

more than 3 years ago
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1Gbps Wi-Fi Coming Soon To a Billion Devices

jobst If the supplying infrastructure can do ... (202 comments)

it will be fine ... but I already see more and more that my Internet connection is much faster than the supply of data that comes towards my connection (12mbs).

more than 3 years ago
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Russian Media Link Moscow Bombing With Modern Warfare 2 Scene

jobst Not the first time and it will not be the last ... (91 comments)

For goodness sake, the word "copy cat" would not even exist ..... everywhere you look its happening!
Just because its a game and the game is about violence its bad. WTF?
Humans are copy machines, it is a well known fact (evolution works that way).

more than 3 years ago
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Years-Old Conficker Worm Still a Threat

jobst Re:how novel - dog worm analogy (71 comments)

One of my doggies was running around like crazy on XMAS day, rubbing her bum along the floor ... licking her bum like mad ... so I checked it out ... pulled up her tail and there it was 5cm of worm sticking out ... ran to the toilet, picked up a toilet and 20s of pulling later I had a 35cm worm lying on the floor boards ... Moral of the story: Dogs need virus/worm protection too and the next day there were two tablets going down her throat.

more than 3 years ago
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Years-Old Conficker Worm Still a Threat

jobst If security programs dont get it right ... (71 comments)

of course it still a problem, especially if you read what happened to me this morning....
Our sales directors computer (dell) has real trouble accessing the net (very very slow) whenever he tethers his laptop with his Galaxy S. I have the same laptop and phone but use Fedora14 and tethering gives me real good speed (considering) .... his is Win7 using Trend Micro (included when buying the dell) . When I turn Trend Micro off it performs well, loads the web-pages at the same speed as mine does.

So there would be no surprise to me if a lot of machine run without virus/internet security because those machine become a real hog/snail/whatever .... so users cant be bothered!

more than 3 years ago
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How many microprocessors are in your home, total?

jobst My living room alone has more than then 10 ... (559 comments)

Television, PS3, computer to play games (2 cores), topfield7100, my girlfriend's laptop (2 cores), my lappy (2 cores), wifi and two Androids!

more than 3 years ago
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I'd rather my paycheck be denominated in ...

jobst Almighty? (868 comments)

Almighty US Dollar ... you're kidding, right?
Its been overtaken by our miserable currency ... and the only thing that almighty in our country are the crocks up in Darwin ;-)

more than 3 years ago
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Living Earth Simulator Aims To Simulate Everything

jobst Why? (241 comments)

Things that came to mind:

1. It will show us what a lot of us already know, we're fucking up the place.

2. It would be more sufficient to actually do sth. about stopping stuffing up the place instead of thinking about stopping the stuffing up and collecting data about what we are actually stuffing up so we can stop stuffing up the place.

3. make a cup of tea and have a minced pie, after all its xmas.

more than 3 years ago
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Bank of America Cuts Off Wikileaks Transactions

jobst No News. (467 comments)

Sorry, this ain't News. Whoever thinks this is news should have probably read the news a few weeks/months/years back. The reaction of the bank is completely expected. Yawn!

more than 3 years ago
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Oracle Asks Apache To Rethink Java Committee Exit

jobst Re:They reconsidered (266 comments)

52 (weeks in a year) / 4 ( seasons in a year) * 2 (hemispheres) = 26.

It does ;-)

more than 3 years ago
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All-Analog DIY Segway Project

jobst Addition http error code, instead of 403 forbidden (141 comments)

I think slashdot needs to apply for a new http error code at w3, something like:

    601 slashdotted fault, no server response
    602 slashdotted slow, some server response
    603 slashdotted dead, fallen over

more than 3 years ago

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Adobe is lying about Credit Cards being encrypted in the latest hack

jobst jobst writes  |  about a year ago

jobst (955157) writes "I am not sure whether this qualifies as a story — it might just be a follow up.
However I have just scanned the Internet for "Adobe hacked" to find similar stories of what I had experienced (see below). I was surprised to see that I was not the only one who's credit card was debited at the end of August as well as being unable to reset my password, many people have the same happen to them — so Adobe is lying about Credit cards being encrypted.

At the beginning of August I purchased the latest version of Adobe Premier using a Credit card as this is the ONLY way you can do this — monthly payments require a credit card. Since this is a company purchase I used the company card, this card had never been used before for Internet transactions. I have a special card for this but because this is a monthly purchase I did not want to transfer money every month into the "special" credit card.
On the 20.08.2013 the credit card was debited by a person called "NOVAPOKEREW" through a PAYPAL account. I rang paypal and after a lengthy conversation (on and off for 3 hours) and being handed from person to person they acknowledged this was fraudulent and have no problem giving the money back to me (thank you PAYPAL at least you had someone I could speak to on the phone).
What gives me the shits is that Adobe is lying because I have seen many people saying their credit card has been debited somewhere at the end of August — Adobe you are lying!!!!
To add insult to injury when you try to reset your password you end up in an endless loop of resetting your password again and again — this too has been the experience of MANY other people (just search for Adobe Hacked and start reading). I tried to ring but I could only use "chat" for Adobe customer support and the people had trouble to get it reset — no phone support on the weekend.
While I like your products ADOBE, you suck at security and customer service as well giving the incorrect information about an event.
This is not about being hacked, it can happen to anyone — but leaving your customers in the dark — well if there would be another product like Indesign or Premier — I would NOT be using Adobe anymore, that's for sure."

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