• November 24, 2012

    Adobe Servers Hacked

    Adobe was the victim in trend of exploiting databases Egyptian hacker named ViruS_HimA hacked into Adobe servers and leaked private data.  The hacker posted links to records of employees from Adobe, NASA and the US Military on pastebin. More then 150,000 emails and hashed passwords of Adobe employees and customers/partner of the firm such were released. US Military USAF Google Nasa DHL Are just a few of the more popular ones many other were leaked as well. The leaked file contains a list of for each account the following information: Firstname Lastname Title Phone Email Company Username Password hash Though hashing passwords is a common method to secure this information, it’s not the most secure of methods, and these passwords can easily be cracked with modern and readily available technology. Hima has also claimed he has only released email addresses @, *.gov or *.mil. The New York Times notes that some of the information is out of date.  They found the record of a man who is listed as a product manager for Adobe. After performing a quick LinkedIn search, they discovered the same man left Adobe to work for Google in 2010. The hacker is already promising a “hot leak” of Yahoo’s data in the near future.  I have a feeling we will be reporting on this hacker again in the near future.
  • Adobe Shockwave Player 11 Silent Deployment It’s the easy part, the /S command line switch installs Adobe Shockwave Player silently. pathsw_lic_full_installer.exe /S Now for silent Uninstall, the following command will do just fine: "C:WINDOWSsystem32AdobeShockwave 11uninstaller.exe" /S Note:- Please note that the commandline is case sensitive. ie. A capital letter/S is correct; small /s will not work. Disable automatic Update feature of Adobe Shockwave Player The following registry key is handy for suppressing the update check for all the users. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREAdobeShockwave 11AutoUpdate] @="n" Disable Anonymous Statistics collection of Adobe Shockwave Player For privacy concerns you might want to add this one also. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREAdobeShockwave 11collectstats] @="n"
  • July 26, 2012

    Mac Apps That Need Retina Support

    I was listening to This Week In Tech – and one of the issues they spoke about was the Mac Retina display and how people have issues with the display and app support.  So I decided to do some research. Every one who purchased the Next Generation Mac Book Pro have had apps that don’t use Apple’s system fonts or haven’t had their graphical assets super-sized look terrible.  The Retina Pro’s issues are with up scaling graphics across a compact 15-inch display area that’s harboring well over five million pixels. Words jumbled into Images Still Frames on Websites from bad Slash Animations Applications and Web Pages are fuzzy The issue is Apple has a great product so far ahead of its time that there is no design support for it yet.  Applications are suffering from this as well just to name the few I found from my research Microsoft Office 2011 (This is the product I have heard most of the complaints about) Spotify Winamp Adobe Products AutoCad Products Skype Dropbox AntiVirus Programs Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome
  • July 28, 2010

    Silent Install Adobe CS3

    Copy the entire Adobe CS3 software up to a share drive. Run Setup.exe with –record=1 option run through the install. Copy the 2 files it creates to the same directory as the setup.exe.  Rename them to install.xml and remove.xml. Create your payload file copy and paste the code below into and notepad and named to “application.xml.override“.  Remember to enter your Serial Number. serialnumber Suppress Suppress Suppress Then dump that override file into the payloads folder in the folder that ends with  _US_volume Create your command line for the install setup.exe –mode=silent –deploymentFile=”:install.xml” CS3 should install silently with no issues.  Exit code 0 means everything installed ok if you get an exit code 7 rerun threw these steps.