Adobe patches Acrobat and Reader, Mozilla debuts Firefox built-in PDF viewer | lärresurser | Scoop.it

Adobe has pushed out the announced update for Acrobat and Reader that patches the two vulnerabilities that were recently exploited in attacks in the wild.

But, the popularity of these Adobe products, the amount of security bugs they apparently contain, and Adobe's consistently slow release of patches make them the perfect entry point for cyber attackers, so it's no wonder that security experts are advising and users considering using alternative PDF viewers.

Google has solved part of the problem for users by building in a PDF viewer into Chrome and turning it on by default. Apple's Safari has done the same for Safari for Mac.

And now Mozilla has introduced one in its latest stable version of Firefox (v19.0).

 


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