Security researcher argues for built-in PDF viewer in Windows
Sean Sullivan, a security advisor for Finnish anti-virus vendor F-Secure, recently said that Microsoft should include a basic PDF viewer in Windows to help protect users from PDF attacks.
MS Office cannot open PDFs without the help of third-party software or add-ons. Also, the preview feature in Windows 7 and Windows Vista won’t display PDFs. However, Microsoft has promoted a substitute for PDF through an XPS viewer bundled with Windows 7 but this had little success.
Sean argued this case in late April through his post on F-Secure security blog which can be read at http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00001943.html.
The news appeared at http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9176223/Windows_needs_a_built_in_PDF_viewer_argues_researcher in early May.