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Security updates available for Adobe Reader and Acrobat Release date: November 16, 2010
Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in Adobe Reader 9.4 (and earlier versions) for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX, and Adobe Acrobat 9.4 (and earlier 9.x versions) for Windows and Macintosh. These vulnerabilities could cause the application to crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.
I don't use Acrobat. I do use Foxit Reader for reading pdf files, it is lighter and free. Unless you want to create pdf files, then you need purchase that. As a reader it does what it should. I can't say about the security differences though.
Version 10.0 is available. I use the executable from the ftp site to avoid the add-on toolbars, other junk that comes with the regular installer. Of course, there are other folders at the ftp site besides /en_US/ for other regions/languages.
[color=blue][b]Download and Install the newest version of Adobe Reader[/b][/color] for reading pdf files, due to the vulnerabilities in earlier versions.
All versions numbered lower than 10.0 are vulnerable.
Go [b][url=ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/10.x/10.0.0/en_US/] HERE [/url][/b] and click on [b]AdbeRdr1000_en_US.exe[/b] to download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Save this file to your desktop and run it to install the latest version of Adobe Reader.
Notice, on BC's main page, that it is recommended to set the Adobe Reader 10.0 (Reader X) as follows after it is installed:
Disable Windows Trusted Sites - When the program is open, click on Edit and select Preferences. Then click on the Security (Enhanced) category and uncheck Automatically trust sites from my Win OS security zones.
Secure Trust Manager - When the program is open, click on Edit and select Preferences. Then click on the Trust Manager category and uncheck Allow opening of non-PDF file attachments with external applications.
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