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Ruh-roh: Adobe breach is just the beginning, researcher says

Ruh-roh: Adobe breach is just the beginning, researcher says | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Other as-yet-unnamed companies have also been compromised, security whiz Alex Holden tells The ThreatPost blog.
Marianela Camacho Alfaro's insight:

The Adobe source code breach disclosed last week was scary. Perhaps scarier still is that the perpetrators have hit other as-yet unnamed companies.

There have been similar intrusions to other companies which are now being notified, security expert Alex Holden told the ThreatPost blog. It was Holden,  founder and chief information security officer (CISO)  of Hold Security, along with security blogger Brian Krebs, who uncovered the Adobe breach.

Talking to ThreatPost, a blog owned by Kaspersky Labs, a security company, Holden characterized this Adobe breach as

“one of the worst in U.S. history because the source code of an end user product such as Adobe Reader and Adobe Publisher was breached and leaked. This allows additional attack vectors to be discovered and viruses to be written for which there are no defenses.”

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Increased Piracy Among College Students Means A Shrinking Market for Digital Textbooks

Increased Piracy Among College Students Means A Shrinking Market for Digital Textbooks | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
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The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) has a new report out this week on the buying, non-buying, and reading habits of US college students. I only have the press release, and not the full report (it costs $$$$), but if the report matches the dribblets of info in the press release then I would be trying to exit the college textbook market right now.

According to the BISG, piracy (including photocopying of textbooks) is up among college students. A larger percentage of the survey group reported downloading pirated course content from an unauthorized Web site than in previous surveys. 34% of respondents indicated that they’d done this, from 20 percent when this was first measured in 2010. And just to make things even more interesting, the percentage of students saying they photocopied or scanned chapters of textbooks belonging to other students rose to 31% in this survey (from 21% in 2010).

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