Just over a week ago, researchers demonstrated the PDF vulnerability that turns a so-called "feature" into a back door, through which criminal minds could infect a user's PC. Now, hackers have released an attack that takes advantage of said "feature." The widespread Zeus botnet has been updated and packaged in PDF form, and is now landing in e-mail inboxes around the world. Security firm M86 d...
Share The PDF file, along with its dubious companion Adobe Reader, is known for being one of the weak points in a computer's security. Holes allowing hackers and malware to weasel their ways into a computer are regularly discovered in PDF files and programs. But a new way of highjacking the Adobe and Foxit readers requires no exploiting of holes or bugs; instead, it actually turns an asset of ...
Just about every week we have some new browser vulnerability to report, with some new flaw appearing in IE or Firefox that could let a hacker access your precious infos. Today, it's another flaw that's been discovered, but not in one particular browser. Instead, it's in something that's rather more commonly used: Adobe's Reader and Acrobat. According to Adobe's indications, the software programs -...
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