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Exploit bypasses Adobe Reader's sandbox, being sold for $30-50k

Russian security firm Group-IB has found a zero-day flaw in Adobe Reader that bypasses the program's sandbox protection. Currently available on the black market for $30,000 to $50,000, the exploit allows attackers to sidestep the application's "Protected Mode," which was…

PDF redaction fail: UK's nuclear submarine secrets unveiled

Organizations that decided to publish an internal document to the public need to first delete or black out any personal, confidential, or actionable information. The British Ministry of Defence, which published a PDF document online, tried to do so, but ended up unintentionally revealing information about nuclear submarine security.

Windows 8 to include its own PDF reader

Microsoft is planning on including its own Portable Document Format (PDF) reader in Windows 8 called Modern Reader. This is the first app discovered to be utilizing the new AppX application package type, as revealed by Rafael Rivera and Paul…

Adobe warns of critical vulnerability in Flash and PDF readers

Adobe issued a new security advisory yesterday, warning of a critical vulnerability (CVE-2010-2884) in several of its products, including Flash Player and earlier versions for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Solaris, as well as Flash for Android. The bug…