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  • 5 cheaper alternatives to Acrobat for PDF editing

    Posted February 13, 2014 - 5:06 pm

    Why pay Adobe $299? Here are six other ways to work with PDFs at a fraction of the cost.
  • How to preview PDFs in Windows Explorer

    Posted January 6, 2014 - 3:17 pm

    PDF previews were once built into Windows' file manager, but not anymore. Here's how to get them back.
  • Governments get open on GitHub

    Posted October 22, 2013 - 6:00 am

    A new GitHub site aggregates and showcases the open source repositories managed by governments and civic minded hackers
  • Adobe releases CreatePDF for iOS

    Posted August 31, 2011 - 5:09 am

    Adobe has released its CreatePDF tool for iOS, which aims to bring the same PDF creation features found in Adobe Acrobat to the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
  • RIM Patches Yet Another PDF-Related BES Flaw

    Posted December 16, 2010 - 10:19 am

    That pesky PDF distiller in Research In Motion's (RIM) BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) BlackBerry Attachment Service has yet again been identified as a security risk, and RIM has issued another "interim security update" to patch the vulnerability.
  • Adobe lets users create PDFs, shared docs in the cloud

    Posted November 15, 2010 - 3:08 pm

    Adobe on Monday launched its much-anticipated Acrobat X Pro program, along with a pair of two new cloud-based subscription services to enable the creation and sharing of PDF documents.
  • Acrobat and its alternatives: 4 ways to edit PDFs

    Posted November 3, 2010 - 8:53 pm

    There is certainly no lack of tools -- ones that are good and free -- to help you create PDF documents. But what if you have a job where you need to make new PDFs and your sources are already-created PDF documents? Or if you need to update your company's finished PDFs? The choice of applications that actually allow you to change a PDF after it was created is more limited.
  • Microsoft helps Adobe block PDF zero-day exploit

    Posted September 13, 2010 - 9:20 am

    Microsoft and Adobe are urging that users run Microsoft's Enhanced Migration Experience Toolkit to block ongoing attacks against the popular PDF viewer software.
  • Hackers exploit new PDF zero-day bug, warns Adobe

    Posted September 9, 2010 - 9:36 am

    Adobe today warned users that attacks have begun exploiting an unpatched bug in its popular Reader and Acrobat PDF viewing and creation software.
  • Adobe fails to fully fix PDF bug

    Posted July 6, 2010 - 4:13 pm

    An Adobe patch for a well-publicized bug in the company's Reader PDF software doesn't fix the vulnerability, the security researcher who uncovered the flaw confirmed.
  • Adobe patches PDF bugs hackers already exploiting

    Posted June 30, 2010 - 2:42 pm

    Adobe has patched 17 critical vulnerabilities in Reader and Acrobat, including one that hackers have been using for nearly a month to commandeer PCs.
  • Foxit Reader update blocks new PDF attack tactic

    Posted May 5, 2010 - 3:29 pm

    Foxit Software, the developer of a rival PDF viewer to Adobe's vulnerability-plagued Reader, released an update today that blocks some attacks with a "safe mode" that's switched on by default.
  • Windows needs a built-in PDF viewer, argues researcher

    Posted May 3, 2010 - 10:33 am

    Microsoft should add a basic PDF viewer to Windows to help protect users from the spike in attacks exploiting bugs in Adobe's Reader, a security researcher said.
  • PDF exploits explode, continue climb in 2010

    Posted April 29, 2010 - 8:41 pm

    Exploits of Adobe's PDF format jumped dramatically last year, and continue to climb during 2010, a McAfee security researcher said.
  • Major malware campaign abuses unfixed PDF flaw

    Posted April 28, 2010 - 4:15 pm

    Several security companies warned of a major malware campaign that tries to dupe users into opening rigged PDFs that exploit an unpatched design flaw in the format
  • Adobe, Foxit examine new no-bug-needed PDF hack

    Posted April 2, 2010 - 9:33 am

    Adobe and Foxit Software are investigating attacks based on a new tactic that embeds attack code in rigged PDF documents, the two companies said today.
  • Hackers love to exploit PDF bugs, says researcher

    Posted March 11, 2010 - 5:38 pm

    Hackers adore Adobe Reader, and have pushed it into first place as the software most often exploited in targeted attacks, F-Secure said today.
  • Rogue PDFs account for 80% of all exploits, says researcher

    Posted February 16, 2010 - 4:44 pm

    Just hours before Adobe plans to deliver the latest patches for its popular PDF viewer, a security firm said malicious Reader documents made up 80% of all exploits at the end of 2009.
  • Hackers exploit year's fourth PDF zero-day

    Posted October 9, 2009 - 10:50 pm

    Adobe has acknowledged that hackers are exploiting bugs in its Reader PDF viewer and Acrobat PDF maker to break into Windows-based PCs.
  • Facing criticism, Adobe rethinks PDF security

    Posted May 20, 2009 - 8:50 pm

    Blasted three months ago for being slow to fix a zero-day vulnerability in its popular PDF viewer, Adobe today promised it will root out bugs in older code, speed up the patching process and release regular security updates for Adobe Reader and Acrobat.
  • Patch Adobe's PDF bug pronto, expert urges

    Posted May 14, 2009 - 4:23 pm

    While Microsoft's PowerPoint patch received lots of attention, the Adobe Reader update should be at the top of people's to-do list, a security expert said today.
  • Adobe confirms PDF zero-day, urges users to kill JavaScript

    Posted April 29, 2009 - 1:32 pm

    Adobe Systems Inc. Tuesday acknowledged that all versions of its popular PDF software, including editions for Windows, the Mac and Linux, contain at least one, and possibly two, critical vulnerabilities.
  • Adobe Reader, IE 7 Holes Under Attack

    Posted March 28, 2009 - 8:53 pm

    If you were an Internet crook, the following item would be music to your ears: A zero-day flaw--a security hole with no fix available before attacks could be launched--exists in Adobe Reader and Acrobat, and can be exploited by a poisoned PDF file in an attempt to take over a vulnerable computer.
  • Users spurn latest Adobe PDF patches, says researcher

    Posted March 27, 2009 - 3:08 pm

    Although Adobe spent much of March releasing fixes for a PDF bug that hackers have been exploiting for more than three months, users are in no hurry to patch, a security company said Friday.
  • Adobe details secret PDF patches

    Posted March 25, 2009 - 1:56 pm

    Adobe Systems Inc. revealed Tuesday that it patched five critical vulnerabilities behind the scenes when it updated its Reader and Acrobat applications earlier this month to fix a bug already under attack.
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