Security Flaw Discovered in Acrobat

Adobe has become the latest software giant to see its applications exposed to hack attacks, but experts suggest the problem might not be grave, even though its potential reach is vast. Because Acrobat is a nearly universal application in both corporate and consumer worlds, Symantec security researcher Hon Lau called the Acrobat hack breathtaking. The Acrobat flaw does not occur in Acrobat or the Acrobat reader directly, but in the Web browser plug-in that lets PDF documents be read directly over the Internet in programs such as Microsoft’s Internet Explorer or Mozilla’s Firefox

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