Microsoft isn’t the only software company that’s setting records for security updates this month. Adobe patched 23 vulnerabilities in Reader, Acrobat and Flash last Tuesday, setting a record for 2010 but falling a bit short of the 29 fixes issued last October. Most of the flaws were critical ones and at least one was already being exploited in the wild. The good news is that Adobe plans to implement “protected mode” in the Windows version of Reader in the near future, similar to the protected mode Microsoft uses in IE on Vista and Windows 7. This isolates processes and makes it more difficult for malware to do its dirty work. Read more here:
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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.