The company intends to stop supporting specific versions of reading and writing software PDF on April 7. This move is in line with Adobe's policy of withdrawing support after 5 years of general availability.
After the end of April, "Adobe will no longer provide hardware support, including products and / or security updates, for all derivatives of a product or a product release (e.g., local versions, minor upgrades, operating systems, connectors), "says company.
Of course the most important impact of the support outage is that patches will no longer be released for vulnerabilities to be discovered. Adobe frequently issues updates to its software, including Flash, Reader, Acrobat and others and without these updates, users' systems will be vulnerable to exploitation by malicious agents.
This month's update included fixes for critical vulnerabilities in Illustrator CC and Media Encoder. Adobe Bridge CC and Adobe Animate CC also received security updates.
And while businesses usually have the opportunity to negotiate with the company to gain support for longer before they can upgrade, consumers are advised to upgrade to Adobe Acrobat DC and Adobe Acrobat Reader DC before expiry of the deadline.
Adobe also announced last week a series of improvements to the Experience Platform, including new tools to stimulate data management.
Η platform is able to export data from external sources via API, offers machine learning-based marketing tools, including data management upgrades to help users meet policies and regulatory requirements.