Posts Tagged ‘Adobe Acrobat’

Advanced Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) Tips

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

If you’re already familiar with EMET, it’s probably because you used it as a last resort when trying to fix a compromised PC … but it turns out that EMET can do a whole lot more besides just getting rid of bugs and malware.

The Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit, short EMET, is an optional download for all supported client and server versions of Microsoft’s Windows operating system that adds exploit mitigation to the system’s defenses. Basically, it has been designed to prevent attacks from being carried out successfully if they have breached system defenses such as antivirus solutions already. EMET is easy to install and runs out of the box, but to get the most out of the program, you need to spend time getting to know it and configuring it.

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How to Disable the Internal PDF Reader in Firefox and Chrome

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

This is definitely useful (for some of us.) If you’re already running Adobe Acrobat, then there’s no reason to settle for a second-string substitute PDF reader.

Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome ship with built-in pdf reader applications that will display documents in the browser when you click on them. While some may like that as it may be convenient for them, others may prefer to use a different program for that or download the files directly to their computer system to load it in a desktop program instead or have it there for safekeeping. It is possible to download pdf documents directly in both browsers or configure the browsers to use third-party plugins to handle pdfs.

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Huge Memory Improvements Coming to Firefox 29’s pdf.js PDF Reader

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

This sounds like a step in the right direction, but I’ve yet to see a browser-based PDF reader that even comes close to Adobe Acrobat.

Mozilla launched Firefox’s native PDF reader in Firefox 19 to provide users of the browser with an alternative to plugin-based readers such as Adobe PDF Reader or Foxit Reader. The idea was to reduce the browser’s dependency on plugins, and the creation of a native PDF reader did just that for PDF related plugins.

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Here We Go Again – Yet Another Flash 0-day Vulnerability Emerges

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

This is sort of a clumsily written article, but it’s still important information, none the less …

Flash player users, which is the majority of Internet users, do not come to rest in past years. There is seldom a month passing by without another Flash vulnerability. Adobe today released a security advisory warning for all Flash users that describes a critical security vulnerability in the popular software.

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Adobe Security Updates for Flash, Adobe Reader and Acrobat

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

If you use Adobe Flash, Reader or Acrobat, you should probably check this out …

Adobe has released updates for their popular Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat applications. The updates address a critical security vulnerability that was discoveredearlier this month.

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New Critical 0-day Flash Vulnerability Exploited via Excel Attachments

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Yikes. Yet another security issue that involves Adobe products …

Adobe today has released a new security advisory for Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Reader and Acrobat. All three applications are affected by a critical 0-day vulnerability that is exploited via Excel email attachments. Vulnerable versions are Adobe Flash Player 10.2.154.33 and earlier for all supported desktop operating systems, Adobe Flash Player 10.1.106.16 and earlier for Android and Adobe Reader and Acrobat X, 10.x and 9.x for Windows and Macintosh.

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Adobe Security Bulletin Summary Feburary 2011

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

… And while we’re on the subject of security updates, here’s one for Adobe that looks pretty important too.

Adobe Software yesterday released updates for some of its popular software applications, including updates for Adobe Reader, Acrobat and the Adobe Flash Player. The updates address critical security issues in the products making them mandatory updates for all users of said products.

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Adobe Patches and Reports New Vulnerabilities

Friday, November 5th, 2010

It’s strange that Adobe went for years without many major security problems, but then all of a sudden, it seems like there’s a new Adobe security problem every week …

Adobe’s Flash Player was updated yesterday fixing several security vulnerabilities in the process. The patch was initially slated for a November 9 release but released in advance yesterday. But Adobe Flash was not the only vulnerable Adobe product. Adobe has scheduled an update for their popular pdf readers Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat on November 15 to fix an actively exploited vulnerability.

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New 0-Day Adobe Vulnerabilities

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Just when it looked like Adobe had take care of that 0-day problem …

It has been a bad year for Adobe’s security team, as Adobe products where hit with many critical security vulnerabilities in that time. The latest was just announced yesterday in a security advisory over at Adobe. The critical vulnerability affects both Adobe Flash Player versions 10.1.85.3 and earlier on all supported operating systems (that’s Windows, Mac, Linux, Solaris and Android [gasp]) and Adobe Reader 9.4 and earlier 9.x versions on Windows, Mac and Unix.

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Adobe Reader 9.4 Download Available

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

It took ’em a while, but it looks like Adobe has finally come up with a security fix for Reader and Acrobat …

Adobe has just released an update for their popular pdf reader Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat, raising versions of the two programs to 9.4. Both program updates fix critical security vulnerabilities identified in Adobe Reader 9.3.4 and earlier, as well as Acrobat 9.3.4 and earlier. Vulnerabilities affect all supported operating systems, and users are encouraged to upgrade their version as soon as possible to protect their computer system from exploits.

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