Guest contributor Bob Covello isn’t happy about automated emails being sent out by a legal firm.
Researchers have disclosed two zero-day vulnerabilities affecting Foxit’s PDF Reader after the vendor revealed it has no plans to fix the security flaws.
David Bisson reports.
Something like 400 million people use Foxit’s PDF reader. And as a dozen vulnerabilities have been found in the software, one hopes that 400 million people are checking they have updated their copy. ThreatPost has the details about the vulnerabilities found in builds 184.108.40.2061 and earlier of Foxit Reader and Foxit PhantomPDF: To exploit the
PDFium, Chrome’s default PDF reader, contained an exploitable vulnerability that could have resulted in malicious code being run on innocent users’ systems.
Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.
Newly-disclosed vulnerability reveals that an attacker could send you a boobytrapped PDF that would cause malicious code to run on your iPhone.
So update to iOS 9.3.
Adobe has released 69 security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities found in its Flash, Reader, and Acrobat applications.
Make sure you update your systems as quickly as possible to protect against the critical flaws.
David Bisson reports.
You can stop holding your breath now, the wait is over.
Adobe has released security updates for Acrobat and its PDF Reader software fixing critical vulnerabilities in its Windows and Mac software.
A critical security vulnerability has been found in Adobe Reader for Android, which could lead to remote hackers compromising documents stored on your Android device and its SD memory card.
There’s no time to waste.
If you are responsible for one of the many millions of computers around the world running Adobe software, you need to make sure that the latest security updates are being installed.
Later today, Tuesday 14 January, Microsoft will be releasing its first bunch of scheduled security patches for 2014.
And the good news is that it’s – by normal standards – not too huge, making life that little bit less arduous for IT teams and system administrators around the world.
Chinese hackers are suspected of posing as a security firm’s limo service, in an attempt to infect the CEO’s computer.
Adobe’s security team has said that it is investigating reports of a brand new zero-day vulnerability affecting its Adobe Reader and Acrobat XI (11.0.1) products.
Always be wary of opening unsolicited PDF files!
There’s something to be said for not going with the crowd, when it comes to securing your computer.
But you best have your fingers crossed that your alternative providers’ websites don’t fall over when you need a security update.
Adobe PDF vulnerability exploitation caught on camera.
Sophos security expert Chet WIsniewski demonstrates how malicious PDFs can infect your computer.
GovCertUK, the UK Government’s Computer Emergency Response Team, had issued an alert warning that attackers could bypass gateway anti-virus software to infect organisations, by encoding malicious PDF files into the XDP format.
The UK Ministry of Defence has been caught out again by a schoolboy error – not knowing how to properly redact a PDF.
As we’ve explained before, if you’re an organisation that is making public an internal document, you best make sure that you have deleted or blacked out any personal, confidential or actionable information.