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This Week in PDF: Adobe releases updates as rumours of Microsoft buyout quashed

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This week in PDF has seen Adobe in the news. A rumor of acquisition by Microsoft spread to Wall Street but was rapidly quashed, and it’s business as usual: with Adobe MAX 2010 just around the corner, new updates to Adobe Reader and Acrobat were released with more to come.

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Adobe warns of security risks

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Adobe has released a security advisory warning of vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Reader, and Acrobat on Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Solaris operating systems.

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New major malware attack for PDF users

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Security companies alerted PDF users today of a new malware attack that hopes to exploit users of PDFs by using an unpatched design flaw in the PDF format. Mary Grace Gabriel, a research engineer in CA Inc.’s security group, stated on her blog, ‘CA ISBU recently received spam emails disguised as a legitimate email from ‘your Company System Admin’. The spam mail informs the recipient about a recent change in mailbox servers and requires the user to check the malicious PDF attachment containing the instructions to update mail settings.’

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