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DSTM
01-03-2009, 08:45 AM
Hi Guys.All the Security risks with Adobe reader,of late,and no patch yet,wondering if you guys think it safer to uninstall Adobe Reader 9, and get a substitute like FOXIT READER. Thanks.:)

Adobe Flaw Heightens Risk of Encountering Malicious PDFs - PC World (http://www.pcworld.com/article/159895/adobe_flaw_heightens_risk_of_encountering_maliciou s_pdfs.html?tk=rss_news)

What Forum does Security Advisories go?I wonder.

RandyL
01-03-2009, 08:53 AM
I can't commment on any security risks with Foxit as I just don't know. But yes there is a risk at this time with Adobe. Turning off Java from the Adobe options will offer some measure of security but not completely as it can still be exploited but not as easy.

It's a never ending game with these malware guys isn't it? So keep that security updated.

DSTM
01-03-2009, 08:59 AM
Thanks for the reply,Randy.
I have disabled Java.
Adobe says it will be March 11, before it can be patched.

Adobe Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT): Adobe Reader and Acrobat issue (http://blogs.adobe.com/psirt/2009/02/adobe_reader_and_acrobat_issue.html)