Posts Tagged ‘acrobat’

Firefox 30 Released – Find Out What’s New

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Just when you were getting used to Firefox 29, along comes Firefox 30 …

Firefox 30 is the new stable version of the web browser that is currently available on Mozilla’s FTP server only. The organization pushes new releases to the ftp server first before they are made available on the website and via the browser’s automatic updating mechanism. Some third-party websites may also host the new release early, but unless you want to use a specific feature right away or patch security issues, it is usually the best idea to wait until the release is announced officially by Mozilla.


Why does Google Chrome Open Downloaded PDFs in the Browser?

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Interesting question. I’ve been wondering the same thing myself …

If you are using the Google Chrome web browser for most of your web browsing and working, and use pdf documents from time to time, you may be in a for a change in regards to that which will launch in the coming months. When you download a pdf file to your local system now and double-click the downloaded document afterwards, it opens in the default pdf reader on your system.


Uninstall a Broken Adobe Acrobat or Reader Installation

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

The moral to this story is, “If you’re trying to uninstall a program, never go about it by just randomly deleting program files; use the official uninstaller instead.”

I recently had to fix a broken Adobe Reader installation on a Windows PC. The default uninstaller would not remove the program, and a re-installation of the application would not commence either. Something was seriously broken and I was asked to sort it out.


Adobe Reader Vulnerability: What You Need to Do to Stay Safe

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Whoops … it looks like Adobe Reader has another security problem …

We had a lively discussion on Google Plus yesterday about the latest Adobe Reader vulnerability. The vulnerability affects all recent versions of Adobe Reader and Acrobat including the latest release versions. At the time of writing, there is no update available that you can install to protect yourself, your data and your computer from the vulnerability.


Enable the Built-in PDF Reader in Firefox 15

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Here’s an interesting new development for Firefox users …

Mozilla recently rolled out Firefox 15, the latest version of the browser in their new rapid-release schedule.  With this new release there are quite a few new features, which have been outlined in the above linked post.  One interesting feature that bears a little more attention and some explanation is the new built-in PDF reader.


Adobe Updates Security Advisory, Promises Patches Soon

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

I hope they take care of this soon …

Critical vulnerabilities that affected Adobe’s flagship products Adobe Reader, Acrobat and Flash Player were revealed in a security advisory by the Adobe Product Incident Response Team. The vulnerability affects Flash Player 10 and 9 as well as Adobe Reader 9 and Acrobat 9 which covers the majority of the install base.

The vulnerabilities received a severity rating of highly critical, the highest possible rating, by Secunia since they were both actively exploited and would allow remote code execution on affected computer systems.


Adobe warns that zero-day flaw in Flash and Acrobat being exploited in the wild

Monday, June 7th, 2010

This definitely looks like something to be wary of …

All platforms are vulnerable, company warns, and could let attacker take control of system

Adobe is warning of a “criticai” vulnerability in its Flash Player, Adobe Reader and Acrobat software, installed on almost all PCs, which it says is already being exploited by hackers and which “could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system”.

All platforms – Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Solaris – are vulnerable, says Adobe.