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Warning on upcoming attacks using PDFs

April 10, 2010

A Belgium researcher has disclosed a new way that criminals could exploit PDF files in order to install malicious software on computers.   Adobe acknowledged the problem and is urging people to change settings to disable the /Launch function in Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat. 

To prevent a possible attack, go into program preferences and uncheck the box marked “Allow opening of non-PDF file attachments with external applications”.

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