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Fixing Save as Adobe PDF Crashes

There have been many reported instances of the "Save as Adobe PDF" workflow crashing regardless of application, but precious few workarounds or resolutions. In troubleshooting, I discovered that there were three instances of the "Save as Adobe PDF.action" in three different locations: /Library/Automator; ~/Library/Automator; and /System/Library/Automator. By eliminating all except the version in /System/Library/Automator, the workflow started behaving, and I was able to cut PDFs directly from the Print dialog.

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LaCie Customer Credit Card Information Exposed

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Hardware maker LaCie, best known for its Mac-centric hard drives and accessories, has acknowledged that a security breach in its online store exposed customer credit card numbers and contact information for much of the past year. Seagate, which now owns LaCie, denied any problems until 14 April 2014, when it confirmed to security journalist Brian Krebs that an attacker had gained access to “name, address, email address, payment card number and card expiration date for transactions made between March 27, 2013 and March 10, 2014.” If you ordered from LaCie during that time, watch for spurious charges on your credit card bill.favicon follow link

 

Comments about LaCie Customer Credit Card Information Exposed

Colin Bay  2014-04-16 16:23
LaCie doesn't wear pants? It's "breach." :)
Josh Centers  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2014-04-16 16:33
Well, they were certainly caught with their pants down. :-)
Seagate are still in there, denying buttocks (in the archaic sense of the word breech). "denied any breech until 14 April" ~= s/breech/breach/g
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2014-04-17 07:07
Fixed, thanks. All sorts of context-appropriate punishments suggest themselves, but we'll stick with our standard wet noodle flogging.