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Adobe Patches the Stack

Adobe Reader is about as ubiquitous to PC users as milk is to babies. That's why the Adobe Reader's stack overflow flaw is so troubling and installing Adobe's new patch so important.

Without the patch, hackers can build a malicious PDF -- and once one is built, these creeps will pass it around like a bottle of Ripple in a hobo camp. This one bad PDF, then, could let hackers control literally millions of PCs.

Another smart move? Updating your Reader, as the flaw only affects older versions.

Posted by Doug Barney on November 06, 2008 at 11:52 AM