Using a computer? 92% of you ARE vulnerable...

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Almost all Windows users vulnerable to Flash zero-day attacks http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/07...y_am_2009-07-28 The most-current versions of Flash Player -- 9.0.159.0 and 10.0.22.87) -- are vulnerable to hackers conducting drive-by attacks hosted on malicious and legitimate-but-compromised sites. Antivirus vendors have reported hundreds, in some cases thousands, of sites launching drive-bys against Flash ... Adobe has acknowledged that Flash, Reader and Acrobat contain a critical bug. Last Wednesday, it kicked its security process into high gear, promising it would deliver patches for Flash by July 30, and fixes for Reader and Acrobat by July 31. Until then, users have few options other than to delete, disable or rename the flawed component, "authplay.dll;" Adobe has posted terse instructions in a security bulletin, as have other organizations, including the U.S. Computer Emergency Response Team ( US-CERT). The bug at the root of the vulnerability was first logged in Adobe's bug tracking database nearly seven months ago, at the end of 2008. ... Adobe says this issue is a flaw on Windows, Mac & Linux as per http://www.adobe.com/support/security/advisories/apsa09-03.html
 
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 Originally Posted By: greenaccord02
This is why I use Foxit reader instead of Acrobat. Much smaller footprint, as well.
Yup,I'll never understand why people still use Adobe,so many better pdf applications out there to use. I use Foxit myself \:\!
 

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 Originally Posted By: ZZman
Stay off porn sites.............
LOL That USED to be the case. I see PC infections from just normal browsing. It's the wild west out there.
 
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Unfortunately this applies to all web sites that use flash that haven't recently checked to make sure their firewalls and servers are in tact. Even some news stations' web site vendors have had this problem recently.
 
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I found out that I can't put a bunch of open PDF's into one 'binder' like with Adobe when using Foxit......it looks like I'd have to pay for that option.
 
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100% are vulnerable. Mac had the recently disclosed Machiavelli threat and iPhone vulnerabilities brought to light at the Black Hat security conference. Machiavelli is a kernel flaw so this may extend to BSD. I think my fellow Linux users may be too complacent as well. Take home message is just watch your back.
 
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Stupid flash, using a secure browser isn't good enough anymore, because attackers just moved to the next vulnerability. Adobe is bad for fixing their software in a timely manner too. Anyone remember how unstable their acrobat plugins were years ago? Glad I don't have to worry about the viruses at home.(Linux)
 
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