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Windows and other Microsoft software were last quarter for the first time not the most attacked software on the Internet. Adobe Reader is now with that dubious honor away.
http://translate.google.com/translat...%26prmd%3Divns
Edited by mad0314 - 8/16/11 at 7:05am
    
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Originally Posted by mad0314 View Post
http://translate.google.com/translat...%26prmd%3Divns




Edit: forgot brackets in the title, any way to edit it?
You should be able to hit "edit" then "go advanced" and edit the title.

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Simply do edit > go andvance

Interesting though...
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post #4 of 25
Here I was hoping to read that Apple now took the number one spot, was a little surprised to hear it was Adobe, though the number of people whom use Adobe Reader, or any of their other freeware stuff this shouldn't surprise me.

Seems like virus makers are focusing moreso now on freeware software that everyone uses rather then microsoft (or they are getting better at plugging the holes). Best keep that anti-virus software (whatever you use) up to date.
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Thanks, didn't look in advanced options

Adobe and Java are clear targets. They are stuff that mostly eveyone has but they don't actively maintain or care about them as long as YouTube and Facebook works. They remain outdated on a lot of systems and are easy targets.
Edited by mad0314 - 8/16/11 at 7:09am
    
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Only reason it was //ever// attacked was/is because of how popular of a platform it is...

A "calling to the masses" if you will...

Adobe is now used practically everywhere, so is Java...

It's easier to attack a source that a million people will go to than to attack a million people...
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Adobe is just terrible.
 
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I've long since quit using Acrobat Reader. I use Foxit or PDF-Xchange and I turn off Javascript-inside-PDF.
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Adobe is just terrible.
^^^This.
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Foxit makes a much better PDF reader than Adobe; Adobe is just garbage if you ask me
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