Adobe Reader update closes vulnerabilities, removes Flash Player

Adobe Systems released new versions of Adobe Reader 10.x and 9.x on Tuesday, addressing four arbitrary code execution vulnerabilities and making several security-related changes to the product, including the removal of the bundled

Published on: April 11th, 2012 Lucian Constantin

Adobe tries to shake hackers with Acrobat Reader 10

Here's a distinction no software company craves: For two quarters running, Adobe's popular Acrobat and Reader software have been the favorite target of hackers around the globe. According to Symantec's quarterly threat assessment,

Published on: November 2nd, 2010 Bill Snyder

Adobe Shockwave bug targets Mac and Windows PCs

Adobe warned Thursday of a critical bug in its Shockwave Player that affects both Windows and Macintosh PCs.The bug, which was publicly disclosed Thursday, "could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker

Published on: October 25th, 2010 Robert MacMillan

Sandboxing makes Adobe Reader more secure

Adobe released a major security update for Adobe Reader and Acrobat yesterday--a week ahead of the quarterly release scheduled for next Tuesday. At the same time, Adobe provided a glimpse at how "sandboxing"

Published on: October 7th, 2010 Tony Bradley

11 most annoying Web applications

They install themselves, marking their territory with icons. They flash distracting, trivial alerts on the screen in front of you. They demand that you install the latest update, and they won't take no

Published on: September 6th, 2010 Mark Sullivan

Adobe responds to attacks with faster patching

Hackers like Adobe Systems, and now the company knows it all too well. Adobe's software has increasingly come under attack in recent years as hackers have come to realize that it can be

Published on: October 7th, 2009 Robert McMillan

Adobe Reader download poses serious security risk

Adobe has acknowledged that some users are vulnerable to attack after downloading an outdated version of Reader from its Web site, and said it is now reevaluating how it updates the popular PDF

Published on: July 22nd, 2009 Gregg Keizer

How your BlackBerry could be corrupted by opening a PDF file

Users of BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) should disable PDF file access until a new patch can be rolled out or face the risk of attack that could corrupt device memory and hijack corporate

Published on: May 29th, 2009 Brian Jackson

“Zero-day” Excel flaw used to hijack corporate, govt. systems

For the second time in the past five days, security researchers are warning that hackers are exploiting a critical unpatched vulnerability in widely-used software. Attackers are exploiting a "zero-day," or unfixed, flaw in

Published on: February 26th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Adobe Reader under attack, no patch in sight

Hackers have been exploiting a critical bug in Adobe Reader, the popular PDF-viewing software, for at least nine days, researchers said Friday, but a patch may not be ready for another three weeks.

Published on: February 23rd, 2009 Gregg Keizer