[Critical] Vulnerabilities In Adobe Reader and Acrobat | Affects Linux, Macintosh, and Windows

Acrobat Vulnerability

Critical security vulnerabilities in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader have been identified and Adobe has issued a security advisory.  These are being actively exploited in the wild by sending users malicious PDF files.

This affects users of Linux systems, Macs, or Windows.

Told You So

Adobe is recommending users enable Protected View  via Edit > Preferences > Security (Enhanced).

Reader/Acrobat Protected View
Protected View | Click to Enlarge

Unfortunately, this security feature is not enabled by default.  Thanks, Adobe.

This is one of the many reasons we recommend using SumatraPDF (via Ninite.com).  It is lightweight, functional, and it’s one additional layer of protection against attacks.

For clients on our System Monitoring w/ Patch Management service, we will be addressing this issue for you.

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