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Adobe releases accelerated security update for Reader and Acrobat


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#1 Grinler

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 03:16 PM

Yesterday Adobe released an accelerated security update for Adobe Acrobat and Reader. This update fixes 23 security vulnerabilities in their Adobe Read and Adobe Acrobat software. One of which is known to be actively exploited in the wild.Adobe's recommendations are:
Adobe recommends users of Adobe Reader 9.3.4 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX update to Adobe Reader 9.4. (For Adobe Reader users on Windows and Macintosh, who cannot update to Adobe Reader 9.4, Adobe has provided the Adobe Reader 8.2.5 update.) Adobe recommends users of Adobe Acrobat 9.3.4 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh update to Adobe Acrobat 9.4. Adobe recommends users of Adobe Acrobat 8.2.4 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh update to Adobe Acrobat 8.2.5.
Everyone should upgrade these programs immediately in order to secure their computer! Please note that this update will require a reboot of your computer.


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Posted 06 October 2010 - 04:33 PM

Effing Adobe updates....the story of my life. *sigh*

Thanks for the heads up, Grinler!
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Posted 06 October 2010 - 09:00 PM

Alternatively, you can uninstall Adobe Reader (33.5 MB), download and install Foxit PDF Reader(3.5MB) from HERE.
It's a much smaller file to download and uses a lot less resources than Adobe Reader.
Note: When installing FoxitReader, make sure to UN-check any pre-checked toolbar, or other garbage.
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make sure, you have both boxes UN-checked AND (important!) click on Decline button

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 09:29 PM

Don't forget that foxit is not infallible.

http://secunia.com/advisories/search/?search=foxit

It does seem like adobe has the lion share. That may be because more people use it and therefore its analyzed more by sec researchers.

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 09:32 PM

Don't forget that foxit is not infallible.

Sure thing. No program is...

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 06:56 PM

I used to use FoxIt, now I use PDF X-Change Viewer. I haven't used Abode's reader in ages and don't miss it at all.

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 06:59 PM

I used to use FoxIt, now I use PDF X-Change Viewer. I haven't used Abode's reader in ages and don't miss it at all.


same here. anything but Adobe's bloated reader is good :thumbsup:

Edited by delbrugge, 12 October 2010 - 07:02 PM.





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