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+ - Adobe Finally Fixes Remote Launch 0-Day->

Submitted by Trailrunner7
Trailrunner7 (1100399) writes "Adobe today shipped a critical Reader/Acrobat patch to cover a total of 17 documented vulnerabilities that expose Windows, Mac and UNIX users to malicious hacker attacks. The update, which affects Adobe Reader/Acrobat 9.3.2 (and earlier versions), includes a fix for the outstanding PDF "/Launch" functionality social engineering attack vector that was disclosed by researcher Didier Stevens.

As previously reported, Didier created a proof-of-concept PDF file that executes an embedded executable without exploiting any security vulnerabilities. The PDF hack, when combined with clever social engineering techniques, could potentially allow code execution attacks if a user simply opens a rigged PDF file."

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+ - Law firm exploring class action suit over iPhone 4->

Submitted by FutureCIS
FutureCIS (1382381) writes "A California law firm has asked iPhone 4 customers to share their experiences with reception on Apple's new handset, laying the groundwork for a potential class-action lawsuit.

Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff LLP posted word of a new "consumer investigation" on its website this week. The firm has asked iPhone 4 owners with reception issues to speak with them.

The same law firm also filed a suit last November against Facebook for what it has argued are misleading advertisements found in games like Mafia Wars and FarmVille from Zynga. That federal class-action suit was filed in a district court in Northern California, and alleges that some ads found in the online games trick customers into signing up for recurring text messages with monthly fees, or mail-order products tied to a subscription.

Reports that Apple's latest handset can lose reception when gripped wit the left hand began to gain traction last week. On some devices, covering or even just touching the point on the metal perimeter antennas meet on the bottom left corner of the phone can cause loss of signal and even dropped calls."

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Comment: Re:And one more thing ... (Score 1) 1010

by FutureCIS (#27591385) Attached to: Vista Post-SP2 Is the Safest OS On the Planet
If by flagship you mean Titanic, then yes. It sank very well. Besides even employees of Microsoft are ashamed to use it. And on top of that there biggest reseller (Dell); their CEO wont even use Microsoft. The reason its not on the front page is because why push a product no one likes when you are about to come out with an even bigger disappointment (Windows 7)?

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