Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Stop using Acrobat Reader right now

According to ZDNet, malicious PDF files comprised 80 percent of all exploits in 2009. PDF files are now the target of choice by hackers, when just opening the file will compromise your machine. Adobe has yet to show they're serious about security.

I use the free Foxit PDF reader myself, and I find it faster, more lightweight, and generally a better experience than Adobe Acrobat reader. Do yourself a favor and uninstall Acrobat Reader and replace it with Foxit. For extra security, turn off Javascript in the reader after you install it.

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