Posts Tagged ‘Adobe Reader’

Adobe Reader XI Released

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Adobe Reader was in serious need of security fixes; hopefully, this new version not only took care of existing security problems but is also forward-looking enough to address any new problems that might arise in the near future …

Adobe has released a new version of Adobe Reader, a program that enables users to open and work with pdf documents on their computer. Adobe Reader XI is already available at the official Adobe website, both as a web installer and offline installer, and through the Adobe Reader update checker available under Help > Check for Updates in the program itself.


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.


How to Search Multiple PDF Documents at Once

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Here’s a useful trick …

Most pdf readers provide you with a built-in search to find words or phrases in the active pdf document. But what if you want to search for a specific text or phrase in multiple documents? Sure, you could make use of Windows Search or another desktop search application to find what you are looking for; Or, you could use the advanced search capabilities of Adobe Reader or Foxit Reader to search multiple pdfs at once.


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.


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 and earlier for all supported desktop operating systems, Adobe Flash Player and earlier for Android and Adobe Reader and Acrobat X, 10.x and 9.x for Windows and Macintosh.


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.


Adobe Reader X Offline Installers

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

This sounds especially useful for those who need to distribute Adobe Reader with another product …

If you do not like Adobe’s Download Manager, or want to distribute Adobe Reader to computer systems without direct Internet connection, then you may want to use or even need the Adobe Reader offline installers to do so.


Adobe Reader X Download Available

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Does this mean that if there’s an Adobe Reader 35, they’ll call it XXXVIII ?

Adobe’s latest pdf reader Adobe Reader x has been released yesterday. Wait X? Why did Adobe move to Roman numerals? Maybe they have switched numerals to visualize the cut, or the beginning of a new era, for their product. Maybe it is just because they thing the X is cooler than the 10. Whatever the reason, it will be interesting to see how the following Adobe Reader releases will be named (Adobe Reader XI for 11 and Adobe Reader XIX for 19, do not sound right). Chance is Adobe will switch back to Adobe Reader 11 when the time comes.


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.


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 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.