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Old November 9, 2012, 04:29 AM
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Default 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
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Old November 9, 2012, 06:01 AM
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Very interesting... Adobe must be scrambling on this one.
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Old November 9, 2012, 07:14 AM
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People still use acrobat reader :O
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Old November 9, 2012, 07:58 AM
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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.
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Old November 9, 2012, 08:02 AM
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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.
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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.
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Old November 9, 2012, 08:38 AM
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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.
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Old November 9, 2012, 04:24 PM
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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...)

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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.
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If anyone is concerned about pdf security:

Free PDF Reader - Sumatra PDF
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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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