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Adobe Acrobat PDF vulnerability

Discussion in 'Technology' started by Evil Monkey, May 25, 2010.

  1. May 25, 2010 at 12:36 PM
    Evil Monkey

    Evil Monkey [OP] There's an evil monkey in my truck

    Aug 8, 2007
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    Escondido, CA
    07 4x4 DC SR5 TRD Off-road
    Weathertech front & rear mats, rear suspension TSB, Toytec AAL for TSB, Hi-Lift Jack, Bilstein 5100 & Toytec Adjustable coilovers, Built Right UCAs, KMC XD 795 Hoss Wheels, Definity Dakota MTs 285/75R16, Leer XR, Thule Tracker II & Thule MOAB basket
    Don't know if anyone has seen this. We just received an email at work letting us know of the vulnerability:

    Attacks using poisoned PDF files have leaped to the top of the threat list. Symantec reports that suspicious PDF files skyrocketed in 2009 to represent 49 percent of Web-based attacks that the company detected, up from only 11 percent in 2008. According to statistics from major security companies, PCWorld reports the next-most-common attack, involving an Internet Explorer flaw, was far behind at 18 percent.
    According to security experts, changing a setting in the current version of Adobe Reader can help.

    Acrobat Reader by default will open non-PDF file attachments. To prevent it:
    - Open Acrobat
    - Select Edit
    - Preferences,
    - Trust Manager
    - and deselect Allow opening of non-PDF file attachments with external applications.

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