Nuance launches Free PDF Reader

ITBusinessEdge: Nuance launches Free PDF Reader

SMB Tech blogger Paul Mah makes the case for ditching Adobe Reader and switching to a less vulnerable alternative, such as the newly released (and free) Nuance PDF Reader.

“I previously made my case for moving away from Adobe PDF Reader, which despite frequent patches, continues to hold an appalling security track record. In a nutshell, hackers and malware writers increasingly are using vulnerabilities found in this popular PDF document viewer as a base from which to break into and commandeer computers.

“This is especially important for SMBs, since they often do not have employees dedicated to security. If the risk of a security breach can be lowered simply by switching to another free application offering the same functionality, why not do it? So far, the alternative free PDF reader that I have been recommending — and which I personally use, is the Foxit Reader for Windows.”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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