More Adobe Reader Vulnerabilities
Last week, Security Fix warned readers about a newly discovered design flaw in Adobe Reader that could be used to trick users into giving away personal and financial data.
This week, Adobe warned warned that versions 7.0.8 and 7.0.3 of its Reader product are vulnerable to a security hole that criminals could use to break into PCs running the software just by convincing users to view a specially crafted PDF document. Over the weekend, the curators of the Month of Apple Bugs project claimed to have found a dangerous design flaw with the Mac OS X and Windows versions of Adobe Reader.
If you are not running the latest version of Reader Version 8 (to check, look in "Add/Remove Programs list for the version number, or click "Help," and "About Adobe Reader"), please take a minute to upgrade. Alternatively, consider uninstalling Adobe (and its browser plug-ins) and moving to a PDF reader that is faster and has fewer features (i.e. fewer things for the bad guys to attack).
For advice on upgrading or switching to an alternative reader, see the bit at the bottom of this blog post.
January 11, 2007; 12:50 PM ET
Categories: From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , New Patches , Safety Tips
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