Securing Your PCs Against Adobe Vulnerabilities

PCWorld: Securing Your PCs Against Adobe Vulnerabilities

Recently reported vulnerabilities in both Acrobat Reader and Adobe’s Internet multimedia software, Flash, have security experts scrambling for fixes and protections.

“Adobe has been very successful at establishing its products as cross-platform, operating system agnostic tools for delivering content. Unfortunately, those same attributes are also attractive reasons to attack Adobe products, and Adobe has been a little less successful at ensuring those products are secure. IT administrators need to exercise increased diligence to protect against Adobe software flaws and malicious PDF files.

One of the reasons cited by Steve Jobs in defending Apple’s decision not to support–or even allow–Adobe Flash on the iPhone or iPad is security concerns. Adobe Flash and Adobe Reader are virtually ubiquitous regardless of platform, which has made Adobe the low-hanging fruit with a bullseye on its back. Security vendors have already warned that Adobe is a weak link in the security chain.”

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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