Explorer 6 and Firefox targeted by flaw in Adobe Reader
From CBC and The Associated Press
Computer security researchers said Wednesday they have discovered a
vulnerability in Adobe Systems Inc.’s ubiquitous Acrobat Reader
software that allows cyber-intruders to attack personal computers
through trusted web links.
Virtually any website hosting portable document format, or PDF,
files are vulnerable to attack, according to researchers from Symantec
Corp. and VeriSign Inc.’s iDefense Intelligence.
You can read the article here –
The suggested (temporary) solution –
They recommended that users protect themselves by upgrading Internet Explorer or changing Firefox’s user options so the browser does not use the Acrobat plug-in.
Good advice, it’s lousy to start the year with a virus.