Adobe Issues Acrobat, Reader Security Patches

Adobe Systems Inc. today issued software updates to fix at least two security vulnerabilities in its widely-used Acrobat and PDF Reader products. Updates are available for Windows, Mac and UNIX versions of these programs. Acrobat and Reader users can update to the latest version, v. 9.3.4, using the built-in updater, by clicking “Help” and then … Читать далее

Adobe: ‘Sandbox’ Will Stave Off Reader Attacks

Adobe Systems Inc. said today the next release of its free PDF Reader application will include new “sandbox” technology aimed at blocking the exploitation of previously unidentified security holes in its software. Sandboxing is an established security mechanism that runs the targeted application in a confined environment that blocks specific actions by that app, such … Читать далее

Security Updates for Foxit, QuickTime/iTunes

Foxit Software has issued an update to make it easier for users to spot PDF files that may contain malicious content. Also, Apple has pushed out new versions of QuickTime and iTunes that correct nearly two dozen security problems in those programs. Last month, researcher Didier Stevens said he’d discovered that he could embed an … Читать далее

Fiserv to Banks: Stay on Outdated Adobe Reader

One of the nation’s largest providers of money-transfer and online banking services to credit unions and other financial institutions is urging customers not to apply the latest security updates for Adobe Reader, the very application most targeted by criminal hackers and malicious software. At issue is a non-public advisory issued by Fiserv, a Fortune 500 … Читать далее