Adobe Security Breach

Dawn Irish
Friday, October 4, 2013 - 11:45am

Tufts Technology Services (TTS) has been keeping up-to-date on the latest information coming from Adobe regarding their recent security breach.  Although there are still many questions to be answered, at this time TTS does not believe that people who purchased Adobe products using a Tufts University site-license are at risk.   

Adobe has notified all affected customers by email.  Some members of our community could potentially be impacted as a result of making individual purchases of the software for personal or business use.  We encourage anyone who has done so to immediately visit Adobe’s website in order to change your Adobe password.  We also encourage you to change any other password, particularly your Tufts password, if you use the same password to access several different websites or services. 

TTS would like to take this opportunity to reinforce the importance of using separate usernames and passwords for each website you access, as a breach of one could lead to release of sensitive information from another.  In addition, TTS offers a tool to our customers called Identity Finder.  Identity Finder can be used to find and remove unnecessary personal and financial information on your computer and network drives so that if a breach does occur, no sensitive data will be lost.  Contact TTS or your local support provider to learn more about how you may use Identity Finder.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the TTS Service Desk at (617) 627-3376.

Adobe’s website has significant information on the breach and an updated FAQ.