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Posted: Aug 16, 2012 5:17:02 PM - Report post  (1)  (0)       Post Reply  post reply  

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If you have this program installed (and chances are that you do) it is strongly recommended you do not use it on content you cannot for sure verify as safe.

Awhile back, researches had discovered and reported a ton of bugs (many of which can be used by attackers to introduce malware on your system) to Adobe. While Adobe has recently published a patch to combat some of them, they did not cover all of them by their update rollout. The researches who submitted them did not like this and are likely to post the specific details of the vulnerabilities out in the open. Many attackers can use that information to build malware to exploit it tremendously.

Since Adobe Reader is cross platform, all major OSes (Windows, Mac, and Linux) are equal targets for attackers.

The Google Chrome browser and the current beta version of Mozilla Firefox (as well as Aurora, Nightly, and UX) have native PDF viewers that can be used as good alternatives (you can set PDFs on your computer to open in the browser). If you're on some version of Windows 8, you can use Modern Reader. If you're on Linux you can easily find some FOSS program to cover your needs.

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Posted: Aug 17, 2012 12:43:50 AM - Report post  (0)  (0)       Post Reply  post reply  

Ooo freaky, thanks for the heads up
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I personally recommend foxit reader as another alternative. I havnt trusted adobe for secure products in years. Does anyone know a good flash player app thats not adobe? I want to dump that too.
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Posted: Aug 17, 2012 6:20:48 AM - Report post  (0)  (0)       Post Reply  post reply  

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 originally posted by Neo7:

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If you have this program installed (and chances are that you do) it is strongly recommended you do not use it on content you cannot for sure verify as safe.

Awhile back, researches had discovered and reported a ton of bugs (many of which can be used by attackers to introduce malware on your system) to Adobe. While Adobe has recently published a patch to combat some of them, they did not cover all of them by their update rollout. The researches who submitted them did not like this and are likely to post the specific details of the vulnerabilities out in the open. Many attackers can use that information to build malware to exploit it tremendously.

Since Adobe Reader is cross platform, all major OSes (Windows, Mac, and Linux), all platforms are equal targets for attackers.

The Google Chrome browser and the current beta version of Mozilla Firefox (as well as Aurora, Nightly, and UX) have native PDF viewers that can be used as good alternatives (you can set PDFs on your computer to open in the browser). If you're on some version of Windows 8, you can use Modern Reader. If you're on Linux you can easily find some FOSS program to cover your needs.

Thanx Neo7 for that good info,will use Google chrome..

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I personally recommend foxit reader as another alternative. I havnt trusted adobe for secure products in years. Does anyone know a good flash player app thats not adobe? I want to dump that too.

Flash is a proprietary format exclusively owned by Adobe. As long as there is content that requires Flash, you will need Adobe Flash. HTML5 is starting to show some promise in replacing a major component that Flash provided which is video and audio on the web but it's still a long way from doing a full replacement. Even with that there are many developers out there that have weak skills with front end work where Adobe Flash simplifies the process tremendously for things outside of video/audio.

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