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FYI - Adobe Reader Exploit

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FYI - Adobe Reader Exploit

Posted: 15 Feb 2013 6:08AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Feb 2013 6:13AM GMT
From PC World (Feb 14, 2013)...

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A recently found exploit that bypasses the sandbox anti-exploitation protection in Adobe Reader 10 and 11 is highly sophisticated and is probably part of an important cyberespionage operation, the head of the malware analysis team at antivirus vendor Kaspersky Lab said.

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Adobe is working on a patch, but in the meantime users of Adobe Reader 11 are advised to enable the Protected View mode by choosing the "Files from potentially unsafe locations" option under the Edit > Preferences > Security (Enhanced) menu.

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When I checked my own Adobe options, I discovered that I did not have that option selected. You can read more here...

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2028163/adobe-confirms-zeroda...
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
BrklynBridge 15 Feb 2013 1:08PM GMT 
DelorisWillia... 15 Feb 2013 10:10PM GMT 
keithnuttle 16 Feb 2013 12:41AM GMT 
dedted29 17 Feb 2013 7:01AM GMT 
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