Firefox’s plan to catch Chrome in 2012

The Mozilla Foundation has big plans for Firefox in 2012 that can be summarized in two words: Google Chrome. That's not to say the Firefox browser won't have some unique features, such as

Published on: February 13th, 2012 Ian Paul

Five better ways to read PDF documents

A couple weeks back I wrote about Sumatra PDF, a speedy and lightweight replacement for slow and lumbering Adobe Reader. I really hit a nerve! Several readers wrote in with their own assessments of

Published on: March 17th, 2011 Rick Broida

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

Newly unveiled Adobe Acrobat X simplifies workflows, tightens security

Tighter security, simpler, speedier workflows, and tools for repurposing information assets are some of the new capabilities offered by Adobe Reader X and Adobe Acrobat X unveiled Monday. Acrobat X is the latest

Published on: October 19th, 2010 Joaquim P. Menezes

Adobe to rush patch for newly discovered flaw

Adobe has said it will issue an emergency patch the week of Aug. 16 to fix a critical flaw in its Reader and Acrobat software.The bug was disclosed by researcher Charlie Miller at

Published on: August 9th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

5 tips n’ tricks to galvanize your use of Google Apps

You're probably familiar with the Google Apps basics: Perhaps you use Gmail or have uploaded some files to Google Docs, or maybe you've tinkered in Google Sites to develop your own Web site.

Published on: May 11th, 2010 Kristin Burnham

Massive malware campaign exploits PDF flaw

Several security companies today warned of a major malware campaign that tries to dupe users into opening rigged PDFs that exploit an unpatched design flaw in the PDF. format Users who open the

Published on: April 30th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

Adobe Reader, Flash flaw exploited by hackers with e-mail and Web attacks

Adobe Systems Inc. late Wednesday admitted its Flash and Reader software have a critical vulnerability and promised it would patch both next week. One security researcher, however, said Adobe's own bug-tracking database shows

Published on: July 24th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

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

PDF flaw too dangerous to ignore, Adobe says

Adobe Systems Inc. last week acknowledged that all versions of its popular PDF software, including editions for Windows, the Mac and Linux, contain at least one, and possibly two, critical vulnerabilities. "All currently

Published on: May 19th, 2009 Gregg Keizer