Wednesday, July 18, 2012

How PDFs can infect your computer via Adobe Reader vulnerabilities [VIDEO]

Read at your own risk...

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Beware of PDFs booby-trapped by cybercriminals which can infect your computer and even potentially enable the attackers to gain access to your corporate network. These PDFs may be sent to victims via spam, or they may be planted on websites where they sit, waiting for unsuspecting visitors to click on them.

These booby-trapped PDFs exploit vulnerabilities in PDF-reading software such as Adobe Reader. The simple act of opening them can initiate automatic downloading of malicious code from the Internet and the decoy PDFs that are displayed cover up the malicious activity.

When was the last time you updated your applications like Adobe Reader with the latest security patches? Watch this video by Chet Wisniewski and see how hackers can leverage PDFs to pwn your computer.

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