Next Tuesday, Adobe is expected to release a patch to fix a critical vulnerability in Reader and Acrobat, which is already being exploited by attackers. We’ve known about the problem for three weeks and some companies and individuals have even stopped using the Adobe products in favor of alternative PDF readers. This is just the newest in Adobe’s constant battle to keep its software secure. It’s a big issue because Reader, as well as another oft-patched Adobe product, Flash, is installed on so many computers across the Windows, Mac and UNIX platforms.
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Debra Littlejohn Shinder is a technology and security analyst and author specializing in identity, security and cybercrime, utilizing her past experience as a police officer and police academy/criminal justice instructor. She has written numerous books and articles for web and print publications and has been awarded the Microsoft MVP designation for fourteen years in a row.