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Windows 7: Report: Adobe Reader, IE top vulnerability list

16 Jul 2010   #1
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 
Report: Adobe Reader, IE top vulnerability list

Of the 15 most exploited vulnerabilities observed by M86 Security Labs during the first half of this year, four involved Adobe Reader and five in Internet Explorer, the lab wrote in its latest security report for January through June 2010.

Also on the Top 15 list were vulnerabilities affecting Microsoft Access Snapshot Viewer, Real Player, Microsoft DirectShow, SSreader, and AOL SuperBuddy. Most of the exploits observed had been first reported more than a year earlier and were addressed by vendors, "highlighting the need to keep software updated with the latest versions and patches," the report said.

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Meanwhile, attackers are finding new ways to dodge malware detection mechanisms, the M86 report concluded. "Over the last few months, we have observed a new technique of code obfuscation that combines JavaScript and Adobe's ActionScript scripting language," which is built into Flash, the report said.


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16 Jul 2010   #2
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Only one of the reasons that I will not have Adobe Reader on my system.
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16 Jul 2010   #3
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Only one of the reasons that I will not have Adobe Reader on my system.
I agree. I wish that there was an alternative to Adobe Flash as well. I don't even use Quicktime.
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16 Jul 2010   #4
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonM33 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Only one of the reasons that I will not have Adobe Reader on my system.
I agree. I wish that there was an alternative to Adobe Flash as well. I don't even use Quicktime.
Nor do I. And like you, if there were a viable alternative to Flash, Flash would not be on my computer.
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