Security Fixes in Foxit Update
People who use the free Foxit Reader software as an alternative to Adobe for viewing portable document format (PDF) files should take note: Foxit has shipped a new version that plugs a serious security hole in the program.
The newest version, available here, brings Foxit to v. 2.3, Build 2923. Not sure which version you're running? Click "Help," and "About Foxit."
I also like the fact that Foxit is far nimbler in fixing security vulnerabilities. Adobe has been known to take months to plug security holes. Foxit managed to ship a fix for this vulnerability in fewer than five days. Last month, it corrected a similarly severe vulnerability within about 24 hours from the time researchers released details about the bug.
May 27, 2008; 10:00 AM ET
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