October 13th, 2007 by Keith

Adobe Acrobat Vulnerable to Hackers

Posted in Business Software, Site News, Software Companies, Utilities, Web Apps, Windows

Adobe Acrobat

Adobe Acrobat, one of the most-used software, is said to be vulnerable to attacks, as according to Adobe Systems Inc. last Wednesday. It was mentioned that versions of Adobe Reader and Acrobat software could allow malicious programs to gain access to the PC without the user’s knowledge. With such potential capability, it is possible that some hackers can take control of the machine and used it to steal confidential data.

The vulnerability is known to affect computers running on Microsoft Windows XP and Internet Explorer 7 web browser. The fix might not be available until the end of October 2007. During this period of time, it is best that user monitor their computer closely.

Instructions to work around the problem has been issued on this website. Other browsers, e.g. Firefox and Opera, are not known to have such similar issue.

More reports available here.

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