Zero-Day strikes again with Adobe Reader exploit

Zero-Day strikes again with Adobe Reader exploit.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/09/cfQ41s.jpg[/newsimage]If your one of the millions of Adobe Reader users all over the world and have an interest in learning to play golf, it’s time to pay more attention to the files you download.

A nasty, new version of the Zero-Day exploit has once again begun targeting Adobe customers with an exploit code that has been disguised as an email with a PDF file of a golf lesson attached.

Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/zero-day-strikes-again-with-adobe-reader-exploit-34199/](http://www.myce.com/news/zero-day-strikes-again-with-adobe-reader-exploit-34199/)


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In all these “Adobe Reader” issues, are the others likel;y to have similar problems?

Maybe it’s time to abandon Adobe?


There are MANY non-Adobe PDF readers, but the question is, do they have the same vulnerabilities, or do they have worse ones.

Is PDF getting too big for its boots, featureitis breeding hiding places for bugs subject to malicious abuse?

I used Foxit for awhile (much quicker) but nowadays I normally just convert it to a Google Doc using a Chrome extension.

Here some really good advice that should be taken now…

While it’s a good idea to always keep your anti-malware tools updated and to perform regular scans on your system, the power of common sense can keep you safe from this one. Never download files or open emails from people you don’t know, and be extra-vigilant if you see a message about email offering golf lessons from David Leadbetter.

Well, of the alternatives, Foxit are cosying up with the Ask toolbar (Ugh!), and a rather odd way to opt out of it.
http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/freeware-installation-and-usage/182-foxit-pdf-reader-will-install-ask-toolbar-or-goes-crippleware.html

I’m leaning toward PDF X-change, Nuance, or Nitro Reader

Two others to consider Sumatra PDF (1.7MB) and Cool PDF (650KB)

[QUOTE=Matth;2543870]
I’m leaning toward PDF X-change, [/QUOTE]+1 :slight_smile:

Michael