Critical patches for Adobe Reader and Acrobat

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

It was a relatively quiet Patch Tuesday for Microsoft this month, with just one security update being issued for Windows users (and even then, it was only rated “critical” for users of Windows 2000).

But it was a different matter entirely for Adobe, who on the same day issued fixes for multiple vulnerabilities in its Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat software, one of which has been actively exploited by hackers (and detected by Sophos as Troj/PDFJs-FS since mid-December).

If you’re a user of Adobe Reader and Acrobat (and, let’s face it, most of you are) then please go and read the security bulletin, and download the…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.