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How is this true in the case of a tech fixing a software problem? The short term allowed intrusion does not compromise your long-term security.
More FUD spread by the uneducated.
I might not be an IT professional, but i have quite a lot of tech expertise and experience, including 2 years undergrad compsci and several years sysadmin experience on small computing clusters. You are both rude and incorrect to assume i don't know what i am talking about.
The crap we have read (few of which have actually been proven) about Adobe's cloud efforts have been hilarious for those of us in the tech industry but if you think Adobe is your biggest security problem when you turn on your computer, you are really self deluded.
Quite - Adobe are not our biggest problem for sure, but they are also not exactly the poster boys for internet security and competence.
The issue here is that any intrusion to your computer is a major security issue. You think the military or security services will give Adobe remote admin access to fix their computers? Course they won't. Just because there is no obvious threat it doesn't mean it isn't a potential problem. Consider how many employees of large companies have been found to be dishonest - selling customer details, leaking secrets, even deliberately sabotaging their employer for nothing more than malice. You give someone remote admin access to your computer and your password details are immediately at risk (especially those you tell your web browser to remember for you), along with personal information saved in files, and even things like your bitcoin wallet if you have one.
There is also the more basic issue of competence - how skilled do you think most of these remote access technicians really are? They certainly aren't going to be very high up the ladder if they are working tech support. Do you trust them not to screw up your computer even more?
So no, no-one gets remote access to my PC - Maybe i am paranoid, but i'm afraid i don't trust people enough.