Jul 12

One of the best software providers in the World Wide Web is Adobe. It offers software and applications that are widely used by the users today. Some of these applications are Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Reader.

Attacking the said Adobe applications were realized late March this year by Didier Stevens who is a security research. Stevens showed how vulnerable PDF files can be and how easy it is to attach the functionality of the said application. Moreover, even Stevens was able to see this vulnerability of the application. After a week, a NitroSecurity researcher used the same method of Stevens to make a proof-of-concept attack.

With these attacks, Adobe launched a solution to these problems last Tuesday. With the new updates, the 17 critical holes and weakness of Adobe were plugged in. The vulnerability of the application to be attacked by harmful programs and the possibility of controlling the computer through these programs were resolved though the updates.

Here are the security updates available for some of the Adobe applications. Adobe Reader 9.3.2 for Mac, Windows and Unix; Adobe Reader 8.2.2 for Mac and Windows; Adobe Acrobat 9.3.2 for Mac and Windows and Adobe Acrobat 8.2.2 for Mac and Windows are now available. The said updates will be available by July 13 and October 12.

Along with these updates, the Adobe Reader Updater was also improved for the user’s benefits. Launched last April, the new Adobe Reader Updater was more user friendly than the old updater and the old technology that the old updater is using. With the new updater, more updates were seen and registered by the users. The updates were actually three times more and faster than the previous updates.

With the new updates of the Adobe Reader and Acrobat and the new Adobe Reader Updater, Adobe is hoping to have more positive reactions to this.

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