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Adobe holes

Filed under: Computers, Security — zundel @ am

This inadvertently becomes a blog about computer security (for the moment).

Numerous security problems have come to the fore in the past few weeks.

Now Adobe has issued patches for serious security flaws.

Going forward, Adobe begins to develop a protected mode. But, at the moment, on Windows, Adobe Reader Protected Mode will not prevent exploits that read and write to the clipboard, access the file system or registry, or traverse the network. Not much use.

Google Docs will render pdf files without any harm to your computer.
The Google Chrome web browser has an extension that will render pdf files.

Or, just use a secure pdf reader in a secure operating system. (So much easier than all these patches and work-arounds.)


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