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Windows 7: Adobe Plans Critical Security Updates for Reader, Acrobat Next Week


08 Jan 2012   #1

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Adobe Plans Critical Security Updates for Reader, Acrobat Next Week

Adobe said on Friday that it will issue critical fixes for its popular Reader and Acrobat products on Tuesday, January 10.

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Adobe is planning to release updates for Adobe Reader X (10.1.1) and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh, and Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.1) and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh to resolve critical security issues. These updates will include fixes for CVE-2011-2462 and CVE-2011-4369, previously addressed in Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.x for Windows as referenced in Security Bulletin APSB11-30. Adobe expects to make these updates available on Tuesday, January 10, 2012.
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08 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
This ZDNet comment sums up this situation

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I think it is just easier to call Java and Flash malware kits, or malware enablers. Then everybody knows where they stand :-D

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Discussion on: Web malware exploitation kits updated with new Java exploit | ZDNet
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10 Jan 2012   #3

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This is becoming a joke.
Foxit Reader is much smaller and does the job too. Whether it is inherently safer, i do not know.

I usually surf with JavaScript disabled and only turn it on when really necessary (some videos need it but again the videos on youtube, e.g., run without it. All it needs is a click on the video. JavaScript remains disabled. So it is possible without Javascript. Sometimes you really wonder what's going on).
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