Security Firm Finds Zero-day Exploit Capable of Bypassing Adobe Reader Sandbox

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gamewizard

wow i knew about that bug months ago tsk tsk

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Keith E. Whisman

Yawn, does anyone still use Adobe Reader outside the office environment? MaximumPC isn't exactly aimed at the office crowd as IT departments outside the Graphics and Entertainment fields usually use minimum specs for corporate hardware. Hence the reason why Blackberry refuses to just die already.

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0ly1r3m@1ns

the problem is when people think PDFs they think adobe reader, my school uses PDFs for every thing and keep reminding you that you must install adobe reader..... Why can't they just switch to evince it runs on every thing and its FLOSS

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ness64

Don't forget Acrobat if you want to edit PDFs. Anyway, I agree with you. My school uses either PDFs, Office, Pages, or Google Docs. Sadly, our school assigns us 'Crapple' MacBook Airs because it is more popular. (T^T)

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vrmlbasic

Didn't MaximumPC recommend a smaller reader at one point?

I thought I saw Sumatra recommended here, in a list of useful tiny programs, but I could be mistaken. Pretty sure it was here though as I believe that I read it in a 2011 MPC magazine. Anyone remember that?

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someuid

Yeah, I do.

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/tiny_free_and_kick-ass_20_more_awesome_apps_under_2_mb

MaxPC is how I found out about it. I use it at home now.

I've also had great success in uploading PDFs to Google Docs and viewing them there.

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vrmlbasic

Thanks.

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John Pombrio

Foxit PDF Reader

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0ly1r3m@1ns

-non-free-software- use evince its even lighters than foxit and its open source

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phoenixjc

+1

I love foxit. Lets you do a few extra things that Adobe doesn't, such as saving PDF forms that you have already filled in. Not to mention that it is quite tiny and fast.

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