: Adobe CC bug deletes Mac data

Feb 15th, 2016, 12:22 PM
Adobe pulls Creative Cloud update that deleted Apple Mac data (http://www.zdnet.com/article/adobe-pulls-creative-cloud-update-that-deleted-apple-mac-data/)

Adobe has replaced an Adobe Creative Cloud update which was deleting important Mac files without any permission from users.

The bug was spotted by Backblaze, an online data storage service which noticed that Adobe Creative Cloud was deleting users' files after being updated to version The bug deletes information from hidden root folders.

"We've encountered an issue on the Mac where Adobe Creative Cloud (version appears to be removing the contents of the first hidden folder at the root of the drive, in alphabetic order. By happenstance, the first hidden folder on most Backblaze customer's internal drive is the .bzvol folder," said a Backblaze blog on the bug.

The company also pointed out that it wasn't just Backblaze files which could be deleted, but potentially anything stored in a root directory. Backblaze has been disproportionately affected by the issue due to its name being near the very beginning of the alphabet, so at the top of Mac directories.

Users who didn't have Adobe Creative Cloud set to automatically update, or didn't immediately download version, weren't affected by the bug and Adobe removed the offending patch from being available to download.

(ZDNet (http://www.zdnet.com/article/adobe-pulls-creative-cloud-update-that-deleted-apple-mac-data/))

Feb 15th, 2016, 12:28 PM
I have Little Snitch set to block all traffic to and from Adobe (and Microsoft) servers in part to prevent this kind of thing. I'll choose to upgrade on my schedule , thank you very much.