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Windows 7: Adobe confirms targeted attacks due to security hole in Reader


14 Feb 2013   #1
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Adobe confirms targeted attacks due to security hole in Reader

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A zero-day security flaw in Adobe Reader and Acrobat is being exploited through a series of targeted attacks against vulnerable computers, Adobe Systems said yesterday.

In a security bulletin, Adobe confirmed that the vulnerabilities could cause Reader and Acrobat to crash, potentially opening the door for an attacker to gain control of the system.

"Adobe is aware of reports that these vulnerabilities are being exploited in the wild in targeted attacks designed to trick Windows users into clicking on a malicious PDF file delivered in an email message," the company revealed in the bulletin.

Read more at source:
Adobe confirms targeted attacks due to security hole in Reader | Security & Privacy - CNET News

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14 Feb 2013   #2

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This made me think of all the old Adobe Readers and Acrobat's use on my grandpa computer. Did a check in the registry and it took me quiet a bit of time to get rid of all of them. How over time one lets things get built up.
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