Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Season of Hackings, Now Adobe Reader is exploited

Season of Hackings, Now Adobe Reader is exploited

IT seems to be a season of hackings, with Oracles Java, Twitter and now Adobe Reader being hacked by predators.  The Adobe had already sensed the weaknesses in its software and had issued security Patches for almost all its Flash Players.  Now it seems, it is the turn of Adobe readers.

FireEye, a global web security research and analysis firm has reported that it identified PDF zero-day  being exploited in the wild, and observed successful exploitation on the latest Adobe PDF Reader 9.5.3, 10.1.5, and 11.0.1.

The technical lingo is difficult to understand but it will suffice to say that stop using Adobe Readers for now, till the company has released any fix.  Use Foxit instead for some days.  

The FireEye has noted on its blog that it has submitted its report to Adobe and is expecting a some sort of response from the company.

This is getting more and more irritating for users like you and me. First Java and now Adobe facing serious security issues is really bad news for users.

Please post your comments on this article. 

Vijay Prabhu




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