Tag Archive | "pdf exploit"


08 October 2010 | 8,768 views

Adobe PDF Reader Rewrite To Include Sandbox Feature

A lot of people have complained about the lack of security in Adobe PDF related products and the fact that the very architecture is insecure. There have been a whole spate of PDF related exploits and vulnerabilities lately – some of them being very serious. It’s good to see Adobe is taking this matter seriously [...]

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10 September 2010 | 10,557 views

Email Worm Spreading Like Wildfire – W32.Imsolk/VBMania Variant

Oh this is a throw back to the 90s, a self-replicating e-mail worm based around a malicious screensaver (.scr) that sends itself to everyone in your address book. It seems this one is spreading fast though with hundreds of thousands of infections. Reminds of the heydays of ILOVEYOU and Anna Kournikova. A fast-moving email worm [...]

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09 August 2010 | 8,639 views

Adobe Scrambling To Fix Another Serious PDF Flaw

It was only the start of July when we talked about Adobe Patching PDF Vulnerabilities Being Exploited In The Wild and once again they are suffering a serious vulnerability which allows code execution from a malicious PDF document. This time the vulnerability came out during Black Hat and it seems to be serious as Adobe [...]

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02 July 2010 | 4,854 views

Adobe Patches PDF Vulnerabilities Being Exploited In The Wild

At least! Adobe has sorted itself out and released patches for 17 critical vulnerabilities in their Reader and Acrobat applications. We reported back in January about Active Exploitation Of Unpatched PDF Vulnerabilities. The latest slew of vulnerabilities has been actively exploited by hackers for at least the past month as detected in the wild by [...]

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08 January 2010 | 5,008 views

Active Exploitation Of Unpatched PDF Vulnerability

Fairly wide-spread attacks based on the latest vulnerability in Adobe PDF Reader have been spotted by Symantec, they appear to be variants on old attacks but still can be very effective. It’s not the first time this has happened, back in February 2009 Hackers targeted a 0-day exploit in PDF Reader. With one variant of [...]

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