According to reports yesterday and today, a new zero-day vulnerability has been discovered in Adobe’s Reader and Acrobat (version 11.0.1) PDF reading and creation products. Fireeye, a security company, also reported that this vulnerability is being exploited in the wild already, so caution your users to be even more careful than usual when it comes to opening PDF files. There’s not a lot of information available yet about the exploit, but Adobe’s own blog says their security team is currently investigating.
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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.