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Submission + - Google hacked through 0-Day PDF hole? (computerworld.com)

eigenstates writes: Not much of a scoop here- "Security researchers hinted earlier today that the attacks against Google, Adobe and dozens of other major firms were conducted using malicious PDFs that exploited one or more vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader."

"These kinds of targeted attacks using PDFs have been going on for quite a while," said Hypponen. "There's nothing new technically in any of these attacks, including the ones against Google and Adobe."

The interesting things here are that both companies have know about the security breaches for weeks and that everyone, including Adobe, has known about the PDF exploits for months. Why a) Were people on secure computers still allowed to use Reader for PDF? b) Why did it take so frikking long to patch Reader?

Here decision makers, a gift: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_PDF_software

Sumatra is my choice for reader.

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