Block Adobe Acrobat PDF Trojan Attacks

October 29, 2007

If you are running Windows XP and Internet Explorer 7, be sure to update your Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader software to avoid falling prey to a new Trojan horse virus that is making the rounds.

Essentially, a newly discovered flaw in Adobe's Acrobat Reader let hackers place a Trojan horse virus in a PDF file, which is then sent via email (often with convincing subject lines such as "Invoice," "Statement," or "Bill.") Opening the PDF file infects your system with the virus.

Adobe PDF software has built-in automatic updates that will eventually update the software to patch the problem, but we recommend doing it now to stay safe.

Read more about the issue at PC World's site >

Visit Adobe.com to download the PDF updates >


Posted 10/29/2007 in Tips & Tricks