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KaptCrunch November 9, 2012 04:29 AM

Adobe Reader 0-day exploit surfaces
 
Adobe Reader 0-day exploit surfaces
http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012...ts-sandboxing/

seen this after reading it

now know how koolance got CPU-360 Water Block design but they also got mis-information on the bracket.

for a feeling someone was copying my work, i'd made wrong drawings

BeaverBender November 9, 2012 06:01 AM

Very interesting... Adobe must be scrambling on this one.

enaberif November 9, 2012 07:14 AM

People still use acrobat reader :O

Nodscene November 9, 2012 07:58 AM

Most businesses use Adobe Reader still. I've tried switching my clients over to Foxit Reader etc but there were too many times when they couldn't open pdf files.

sswilson November 9, 2012 08:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by enaberif (Post 669701)
People still use acrobat reader :O

The average user is almost always going to end up using whatever the default program / app is. I'm actually surprised at how well third party browsers have done against IE over the years.

Squeetard November 9, 2012 08:12 AM

The adoption of third party browsers is an easy trail to follow.

Ignorant home user craps up PC. Takes it to tech for a cleaning, tech moves them to Firefox/Chrome.

sswilson November 9, 2012 08:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Squeetard (Post 669718)
The adoption of third party browsers is an easy trail to follow.

Ignorant home user craps up PC. Takes it to tech for a cleaning, tech moves them to Firefox/Chrome.

Heh... yeah I suppose that's a big part of it, but I'd also credit FF as being very much a generational thing. My daughter picked up FF without any coaxing from me and I suspect it's very much the same for her circle of friends.

Generic User #2 November 9, 2012 04:24 PM

the chrome adoption scheme is pretty straight forward. Chrome is advertised based on very user-noticable features, primarily speed.

imo, firefox adoption (pre-chrome) was a little...odd. FF simply wasn't advertised. the tech support route definitely makes sense though (especially since I've done it...)

EDIT:

i dunno, i find adobe reader x to be pretty pleasant to use. older versions were WAYYYY too slow; the difference between legacy AR and ARX is greater than the difference betwwen 3.6 FF and modern FF.

Desiato November 10, 2012 11:57 AM

If anyone is concerned about pdf security:

Free PDF Reader - Sumatra PDF

DarKStar November 10, 2012 12:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by enaberif (Post 669701)
People still use acrobat reader :O

I stopped using that ages ago - I use FOXIT Reader + PrimoPDF combo for reading/creation and it is lightning fast and does the job well. Nothing is ever 100% safe - The more popular and used the more likely someone will find some secret exploit ! I have used it since a few revisions numbers and have not had any problems opening any PDF files. It's light and quick.


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