Adobe has fired a warning to users of its hugely popular Reader and Acrobat PDF viewing and creation software, touting that some malicious code out there has started to exploit an unpatched bug in both software after learning of the attacks yesterday. Here’s what Adobe has to say about the situation.
“A critical vulnerability exists in Adobe Reader 9.3.4 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX, and Adobe Acrobat 9.3.4 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh. Adobe is in the process of evaluating the schedule for an update to resolve this vulnerability.”
Said vulnerability could very well crash and potentially enable an attacker to take control of the affected system. Hopefully all will be fixed in due time, but you can do your part by being alert when it comes to suspicious stuff whenever dealing with files and websites.
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