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Firms, stop sending out automated emails that look suspicious as hell!

Guest contributor Bob Covello isn’t happy about automated emails being sent out by a legal firm.


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Two zero-day vulnerabilities disclosed after Foxit refuses to patch PDF Reader

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.


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Not using Adobe’s PDF reader doesn’t mean you’re avoiding PDF malware

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 7.3.4.311 and earlier of Foxit Reader and Foxit PhantomPDF: To exploit the


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How a boobytrapped PDF file could exploit your Chrome browser – and it’s not Adobe’s fault!

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.


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Opening a PDF on your iPhone could infect it with malware

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.


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Adobe releases nearly 70 security updates for Flash, Reader, and Acrobat

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.


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Critical updates for Adobe Reader and Acrobat released – you can breathe again

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.


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Got Adobe Reader on your Android device? You had best update it ASAP

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.


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Critical security patches for Adobe Reader released (Acrobat, Flash Player and AIR too)

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.


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Don’t forget! Microsoft security patches will be issued later today

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.


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Hackers target security firm’s CEO via limo service

Chinese hackers are suspected of posing as a security firm’s limo service, in an attempt to infect the CEO’s computer.


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Adobe investigates PDF Reader zero-day vulnerability reports

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!


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It’s really important you update your Foxit PDF Reader, but unfortunately their website is down

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.


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How PDFs can infect your computer via Adobe Reader vulnerabilities [VIDEO]

Adobe PDF vulnerability exploitation caught on camera.

Sophos security expert Chet WIsniewski demonstrates how malicious PDFs can infect your computer.


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Encoding malicious PDFs as XDP files to bypass anti-virus? No need to panic

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.


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How NOT to redact a PDF – Military radar secrets spilled

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.


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