|Hackers target Adobe|
Tuesday, 01 June 2010 13:51
According to Kaspersky, Adobe products are currently the primary target for hackers and virus writers worldwide due to their prevalence and multi-platform capabilities.
The Exploit.Win32.Pdfka family, which takes advantages of vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader and Acrobat, says the security company, was by far the most popular with a 42.97% total count.
Kaspersky also notes that another exploit family targeting Adobe products is the Exploit.Win32.Pidief, which together with the Exploit.Win32.Pdfka family account for a total of 47.5%, almost half of all detected exploits.
Among the top ten most prevalent software vulnerabilities detected on users’ computers, says Kaspersky, three were found in Adobe products, six were found in Microsoft products, and one was found in a Sun product.
There has been a patch available for one of the Adobe vulnerabilities for the past three years already, but this exploit is still running rampant, says Kaspersky, just showing the lack of users to update their software and protect themselves and their data.
To curb this problem Adobe has launched an automated update service that runs in the background every time a user connects to the Internet.
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