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[7 Oct 2010 | One Comment | ]

Foxit announced the release of new version of Foxit Reader 4.2 and Foxit Phantom PDF Suite 2.2. The new versions feature enhanced security measures to address existing security vulnerabilities.

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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.

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[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.

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[26 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]

IBM X-Force (R) 2009 Trend and Risk Report reveals soaring phishing and format related threats with PDF document and editors.

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[6 Nov 2008 | No Comment | ]

Adobe has released a patch for Adobe Reader 8 and Acrobat 8. The patch fixes critical vulnerabilities in these two applications that could cause the application to crash and could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

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[27 Sep 2008 | No Comment | ]

Reena over at the Investintech.com blog has written a post that highlights a few toolkits that could be used to exploit PDF vulnerabilities:
We all know that the PDF has had its share of PDF vulnerabilities.  FromUXSS to PDF spamming, the PDF has been targeted for its wide user base, compatibility across different systems and its reputation as a commonly deployed format for many of today’s enterprises.
A hacking toolkit called the “PDF Xploit Pack” is reportedly taking advantage of PDF vulnerabilities to gain access to the user information of infected computers. According to …