Hackers' pet venue so far this year: PDFs

04/21/2009 | CNET

Last year, the favorite target for exploitation among hackers was Microsoft Word, and so far this year it looks like Adobe Acrobat Reader is in the lead, according to security vendor F-Secure. More than 47% of the targeted attacks this year have taken advantage of weakness in Acrobat Reader. Adobe has been issuing patches for the past couple months, but to be safe, F-Secure advises switching to another PDF reader.

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