Tuesday, October 13th, Adobe rolled out an astounding 29 patches to security vulnerabilities which apply to their Reader and other Adobe applications. These apply to all platforms, including Windows, Unix, and yes even Mac. Adobe released a security advisory last week warning of attacks exploiting critical flaws that could cause the apps to crash and enable remote attackers to take control of machines and install malware, change files, or even crash the entire operating system.
If you’re like me, and you use Adobe products to open PDF’s and other documents, then you need to be sure to download and install these released patches. A great thing about having Adobe products on your systems is that if you do, Adobe can identify any available updates, and will continue to prompt the end user to install the updates until they have been completed, or you can visit www.adobe.com/downloads to get the latest and greatest from Adobe.