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[12 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]

Anti-virus software company Kaspersky Lab has just released a report regarding “Information Security Threats in the First Quarter of 2010”. According to this report, the premier target of virus creators and hackers has been primarily focused on a certain number of software companies including Adobe, Microsoft and Sun.

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[9 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]

Adobe has decided to postpone a fix for the latest vulnerability discovered in Adobe Reader and Acrobat until 29th June. Adobe had warned on this latest vulnerability on Friday, 4th June 2010 which could lead attackers to exploit the Flash Player and Adobe Reader.

Adobe, Adobe Reader, General News, PDF Creation, PDF Library »

[25 May 2010 | No Comment | ]

Tech Soft 3D announced that it has signed an agreement with Adobe Systems, Inc. to develop and distribute Adobe’s 3D SDK and associated technologies. Tech Soft 3D has been a key reseller of Adobe PDF Library SDK since 2005.

Adobe, Adobe Reader, Free, General News »

[21 May 2010 | One Comment | ]

Adobe announced the availability of Adobe Reader for accessing PDF files on Android devices. This announcement came from Steve Gottwals, Group Product Manager at Adobe, through his article on Adobe Reader Blog.

Adobe, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Reader, General News, PDF Security »

[11 Apr 2010 | One Comment | ]

Adobe announced that it will enable a new regular background service on 13th April to silently distribute and apply PDF updates to the worldwide installation of Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat. The new ‘silent’ service is aimed to keep the copies of its software fully-patched for more number of users.

Adobe, Adobe Reader, General News, PDF Security »

[8 Apr 2010 | One Comment | ]

Adobe has provided a workaround to temporarily address the issue in its Reader and Acrobat software that could allow hackers to spread malicious software through an embedded content in the PDF document.

Acrobat 9, Adobe, Adobe Reader, Adobe Reader 9, Editorials, General News, PDF Security »

[6 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]

Jeremy Conway, product manager at NitroSecurity (no relation to Nitro PDF Software) has taken the weakness in PDF readers that Didier Stevens of Belgium discovered last week, and extended it to created a PDF worm that can freely wriggle its way around from PDF to PDF.

Adobe Reader, General News, PDF Security »

[30 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]

A security expert created a Proof of Concept (PoC) in which he executed an embedded executable in a test PDF file without exploiting any security vulnerabilities in PDF software. This clever mechanism could allow hackers to execute attacks through embedding rogue executables in a simple PDF files.

Adobe, Adobe Reader, Adobe Reader 9, Editorials, PDF Reader, PDF Standards, PDF/A »

[16 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]
Four Free PDF Readers Reviewed

Read on as Appligent’s CEO Duff Johnson takes the Adobe Reader “Bloatware Bloviation” to task … “For those who still insist that applications can be measured by the time required for download or size of the installation, tell me how long does it take to deal with a PDF that breaks your preferred “lightweight” viewer? Somehow, that metric never makes it into the lazy claims of ‘bloatware’.”

Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Reader, General News, PDF Security »

[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. 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 Acrobat, Adobe Reader, General News, PDF Security »

[9 Jan 2010 | 2 Comments | ]

Security firm Qualys report that Adobe Reader’s software should be a top priority for IT security managers.

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[21 Nov 2009 | One Comment | ]

NiXPS say yes in their latest blog post. But it’s not the concept of PDF Portfolio’s that troubles them per se, but rather the fact that in certain bleeding-edge PDFs, Adobe include a warning message that tells you to download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader if you want to view the PDF in question. No ifs, buts or maybes — if you want to view this PDF, then you’ll need to use Adobe’s software.

Adobe, Adobe Reader, Document Management, Ebooks, General News, Press Releases »

[20 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]

Adobe and Barnes announces further advancement for eBook distribution by joining hands to standardize the open EPUB and PDF eBooks and collaborating on a content protection standard based on Barnes & Noble and Adobe technology. Barnes and Noble will make all their content available to customers in PDF, which is one of the most compatible and secure file formats.

Acrobat 9, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Reader, General News, PDF JavaScript »

[18 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]

Early last week – Adobe rolled out a substantial path which covered just under 30 security issues. These vulnerabilities were said by ChannelWeb to leave susceptible to attacks by infected PDF-apps.

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[12 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]

Yet another major security hole for Adobe Reader — as detailed in ComputerWeekly.com, they won’t say why, but they’re looking to release an update tomorrow.