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Adobe releases critical Security updates for Adobe Reader and Acrobat

17 Feb 2010 | | One Comment

Adobe has released emergency security updates for Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat to address the critical vulnerability which has been identified in Reader 9.3 for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX, Acrobat 9.3 for Windows and Macintosh, and Reader 8.2 and Acrobat 8.2 for Windows and Macintosh. The security updates have been rushed to fix the vulnerability in the domain sandbox of PDF technology that could compromise the installation and allow cross domain exploits. The vulnerability could also cause the application to crash and allow the control from attacker.

Adobe has recommended its users to update their current version of software to 9.3.1 and for the users who cannot update to 9.3.1, Adobe has provided them with version 8.2.1. The Adobe users can check the security bulletin and the procedure to update the software at http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-07.html

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  • danielgg said:

    Top five PDF security tips

    1. Keep your PDF software and virus software updated by visiting your providers’ website
    2. Don’t open PDFs from people you don’t know, no matter how tempting the title!
    3. Keep an eye out for any PDF security advice coming out from the likes of SANS (http://isc.sans.org/)
    4. Be wary of PDF software that has had security scares or is targeted by hackers. There are alternatives.
    5. If you do use free PDF software from smaller providers, make sure you know they have strong support services
    More here: http://blog.globalgraphics.com/gdoc/

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