PDF files used to attack computers: security firm

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| When such PDF files are viewed on vulnerable machines, they start downloading
| software from servers in Malaysia or Sweden, which are now being cleaned, he
| said. "There will be more such attacks."
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071027/...uters_virus_dc


Yesterday:

Microsoft finally admits fault for PDF attacks

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| There we were thinking that Adobe was at fault because its Acrobat reader had
| a vulnerability that exposed users to bad PDF files filled with malwares sent
| in spam when all along it was yet another vulnerability in Microsoft Windows.
| Microsoft has belatedly admitted that it's to blame and is working on a fix
| but for many it may be too late as spam with dodgy PDF files is hitting
| mailboxes by tens of thousands. * *
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http://www.itwire.com/content/view/15053/1023/


Related:

New PDF Zero-Day Vulnerability

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| The British security researcher who has disclosed two critical flaws in
| popular media files in the past week said Thursday that a zero-day
| vulnerability in Adobe Inc.'s pervasive PDF files could be exploited to
| snatch control of Windows XP systems. *
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http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,13...1/article.html