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We technical writers use Adobe Acrobat reader and “Writer” (Pro) whole day long both to read PDF documents and to create them.
So that’s why it is urgent that you take notice of this security alert about a security flaw in Adobe Acrobat that the Adobe officials are working hard to patch by March 11. Until that date I would not open and read a PDF document from any source that I do not know too well.
Here is a related post from SecurityPark.net
Adobe has issued a security alert after a critical zero-day vulnerability was discovered in their popular PDF reading program which could allow hackers to take control of computers. In a security bulletin issued, Adobe warned that the security hole would not be patched until 11th March.
The risk is that hackers could deliberately construct a malformed PDF file that would trigger the vulnerability, allowing them to open a backdoor and run malicious code on your computer. This would mean that criminals could, for instance, spam out a PDF file that would infect your PC, or plant malicious PDF content on a website.