Adobe Faces Backlash as Apple’s QuickTime Vulnerability Has Placed Creative Cloud at Risk

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Apple, along with the U.S. Homeland security personnel’s, recently urged the Windows users to uninstall the extensible multimedia framework, QuickTime, as it was declared at risk. The latest reports suggest this QuickTime vulnerability issue has inversely affected the working of Adobe’s software called as Creative Cloud. It is also reported that the Adobe is facing criticism from all of it users for its inability to resolve the technical issues.

ZD Net reported that one of the Creative Cloud users, Chris Dickman, who is also the founding editor of Graphics.com, has gone overboard and criticized Adobe for its lack of commitment.  “Unfortunately? Let me paraphrase that for you: “We didn’t see this coming, your systems are compromised if you keep using our software and we will make no commitment to fixing this,” wrote Chris in an online post, as reported by Information Week. “Sweet. Of course, Windows users are just expected to suck that up.”

The software company encountered backlash when one of its officials, Madison Murphy, posted online that the company would take some time to recover from the QuickTime dilemma. Thus, it is reported to have left the Creative Cloud users hanging with no assurance as to when the issues will be resolved.

”Unfortunately, there are some codecs which remain dependent on QuickTime being installed on Windows, most notably Apple ProRes,” posted Madison, as reported by Fortune. “We know how common this format is in many workflows, and we continue to work hard to improve this situation, but have no estimated time frame for native decode currently.”

Besides, Murphy also said that the company will work hard to remove the incompatibility issues raised due to the Apple’s QuickTime risky situation. But, the latest reports suggests otherwise as Apple has no plans to find a solution for the existing problem, which can probably give the hackers a chance to hijack all the affected computers.

PC World reported that there is no guarantee as to when the QuickTime issue will be resolved as Apple has no intentions to come up with an answer. The main reason behind this is that the technology giant directly made an announcement and urged its users to uninstall the software after researchers at the cyber security firm, Trend Micro, discovered two critical vulnerabilities in QuickTime for Windows.

“Potential negative consequences include loss of confidentiality, integrity, or availability of data, as well as damage to system resources or business assets,” said Apple’s officials, as reported by Forbes. “The only mitigation available is to uninstall QuickTime for Windows.”

The latest reports suggest that around 7 million Adobe users have been affected because of the QuickTime problem. The only way left for the consumers, who are dependent on Creative Cloud to carry out their tasks, is to switch to Mac operating system till the issues get resolved.


3s Comments

  1. How is this Adobe’s issue. You wanna output on a MAC, get one. Oh ya, you can’t use AVIs on Premiere on MAC. Surely everyone knows this?

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  2. That’s Apple’s BS, not Adobe, nor Sony, nor anyone but Apple is to blame. Sure companies that relied on it should work quickly to solve the problem that APPLE created.

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  3. Hmmmm…I must say, Apple, that is one way to beat your competition (Microsoft)…just make a mess for them and offer your other product as a fix. Clever.

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