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Abode Releases Patch For Security Flaw in Adobe Reader

January 14, 2010

Adobe has finally patched a flaw in its popular Adobe Reader application which is used by most people for viewing PDF’s.  The patch comes about a month after Adobe admitted that the flaw was being actively exploited in the wild.  It comes much more than a month after Adobe found out about the flaw, which was used recently to hack into Gmail accounts, as well as a number of financial institutions and defense contractors.  For more info on that check out Google Pulling out of China? or Wired.com.

Adobe applications have recently been exposed as one of the biggest potential threats to the security of your computer.  See the article that I wrote about Adobe Flash or the one I wrote about New Security Threats for Adobe and XML.

To patch your version of Adobe Reader, which is strongly recommended, visit the Adobe Security Bulletin, full instructions on what to do can also be found there.

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