|07 May 2010||#1|
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Spam Emails Masquerade as Adobe Update Notifications
Adobe warns that a spam campaign abusing its name and falsely notifying users about security updates for Adobe Reader and Acrobat is currently making the rounds. The rogue emails cite a real vulnerability and encourage users to download malware disguised as a security update.
In recent years, widespread Adobe products, like Reader or Flash Player, have been a constant source of high risk remote code execution vulnerabilities, many of which released as zero-day and actively exploited in the wild before seeing a patch. Such incidents have attracted so much media attention and public interest that it's understandable why cybercriminals would want to profit from them.
This latest email-based malware distribution campaign warns users about a vulnerability identified as CVE-2010-0193 in MITRE's Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database. The bug was publicly disclosed and addressed by Adobe on April 13 as part of its quarterly update cycle.
Spam Emails Masquerade as Adobe Update Notifications - Beware of malicious links - Softpedia
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