Adobe PDF flaw: more serious than first thought

A recently discovered security weakness in the widely used Acrobat Reader software could put net users at more risk than previously thought, experts have warned.

Initially, security professionals thought that the problem was restricted and exposed only web-related data or could support phishing scams. Now it has been discovered that miscreants could exploit the problem to access all information on a victim’s hard drive, said web security specialists at SPI Dynamics and WhiteHat Security. [read more]

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