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Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Adobe Reader vulnerlability could lead to attackers hijacking your computer

The "critical" issue, called "U3D memory corruption vulnerability" by Adobe, could cause a system to crash and also allow unrestricted access by hackers. Adobe warned that the "vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild in limited, targeted attacks against Adobe Reader 9.x on Windows."

Adobe is currently working on patch to fix the vulnerability found in Adobe Reader 9.x and says it should be released by December 12th at the latest.

Brad Arkin, senior director of Product Security & Privacy for Adobe, says that to be 100% sure your system is safe, update your older versions of Reader and Acrobat to X.

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