Hackers exploit zero day vulnerability in Adobe Reader and Acrobat

By Leeky · 7 replies
Dec 7, 2011
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  1. Adobe confirmed yesterday that its Adobe Reader software contains a zero-day vulnerability, crediting the security team at Lockheed Martin, which itself was a victim of an attack through the exploit,…

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  2. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 513   +8

    This is where interactive firewalls come handy:

    *Nod32 traffic window appears whit an unknown incoming communication*
    *Clicks Remember action, remember IP and Denny button*
  3. I have never been crazy about Adobe in general but they really need to fix and make their products more secure. Why does a .PDF READER need to write stuff anyhow?
  4. Eddo22

    Eddo22 TS Booster Posts: 166   +8

    I ditched adobe reader years ago. Foxit is where .PDF reading is at. :D
  5. tehbanz

    tehbanz TS Enthusiast Posts: 183   +10

  6. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

    hmm i need to get rid of adobe its been the focus of hackers off and on since its inception, mines been acting funny lately
  7. TJGeezer

    TJGeezer TS Enthusiast Posts: 385   +10

    You're right. Foxit is fast, small and very capable. Plus it doesn't watermark PDFs when printing, unlike some Acrobat alternatives. And I've never seen it crash, unlike Acrobat.
  8. using alternatives does not mean your completely clear of vulnerbilities but that the vulneerbilities in that alternative product has not yet been publicly discovered.

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