It’s really important you update your Foxit PDF Reader, but unfortunately their website is down

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

There’s something to be said for not going with the crowd, when it comes to securing your computer.

Just think about it – substantially more malware is written for Windows than there is for Mac or Linux.

Similarly, we see frequent attacks against the likes of Java, Adobe Flash and Adobe’s Acrobat PDF reader because they are so widely used. The malicious attackers like it when the whole world is using the same software, as it increases their chances of a successful attack.

And for that reason, some people use alternative software – such as Foxit Software’s PDF reader…

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.

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