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Users of Adobe Reader and Acrobat Urged To Upgrade To Version 8.1.1 To Hinder PDF Attacks

24 Oct 2007 | | No Comment

Owners of Adobe Reader and Acrobat in lower versions than 8.1.1 installed in a Windows XP or Windows 2003 environment are being required to upgrade because of the rampant attack of a certain Trojan (Trojan.Pidief) to compromise computer systems. This Trojan is said to be being scattered through PDF file attachments using tricky subjects such as “Bill”, “Invoice” and “Statement”. As these subjects usually trigger a response to email recipients by instantly clicking on the attachment, the virus infects the recipient’s system as soon as the attachment is opened. Upgrading to Version 8.1.1 is the recommended solution for all affected systems. Users can easily do this by utilizing the product’s automatic update feature.

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