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Security beefed up in new Adobe Reader, Acrobat

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Adobe has advanced its sandbox technologies in the latest Reader and Acrobat editions to deter against data theft. It's also added a number of other security features.

Security beefed up in new Adobe Reader, Acrobat

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Adobe has advanced its sandbox technologies in the latest Reader and Acrobat editions to deter against data theft. It's also added a number of other security features.

Adobe doles out Flash security fixes, Microsoft follows

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Adobe on Monday released a security update for its popular Flash software. Shortly after, Microsoft issued fixes for the same vulnerabilities for users running Flash in the forthcoming Internet Explorer 10.

Black Hat: Most Java malware exploits "type confusion" vulnerability

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A researcher investigated Java exploits, and drew on one well-know example, to explain how one of the most common classes of attack spreads.

Flash gets patched by Adobe

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Adobe on Friday released a new version of its popular Flash Player to patch seven vulnerabilities, according to a bulletin.

2012 Olympics malware already circulating

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Researchers at security firm F-Secure said this week they have spotted a malicious PDF making the rounds that opens a legitimate copy of the Games' schedule, but in the background it tries to connect to a malicious website.

Exploits greeting users at foreign policy, human rights sites

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A host of websites, including the U.S.-based Center for Defense Information, have been compromised with malicious code in order to target and infect visitors.

Flash flaw being used to deliver email based attacks

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Adobe on Friday issued an emergency patch for a critical bug in its Flash Player software that is being used in targeted malware attacks.

Flash flaw being used to deliver email based attacks

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Adobe on Friday issued an emergency patch for a critical bug in its Flash Player software that is being used in targeted malware attacks.

News briefs: The latest news from Apple, Verizon and more

News briefs: The latest news from Apple, Verizon, CrowdStrike, FTC and more

When signature-less security requires signatures

When signature-less security requires signatures

The recent outbreak of the Flashback trojan on Mac computers is a case study in how unprepared security professionals are for dealing with malware that's not specific to Windows.

Drastic drop of Flashback-ridden Macs appears premature

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At least two security firms that estimated a significant drop in Mac systems infected with the data-stealing Flashback trojan admit they made erroneous calls.

WordPress sites served as launching pad for Flashback

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Researchers have discovered a correlation between infected WordPress sites and the propagation of the prolific Mac Flashback trojan.

Roughly 140K Flashback-infected computers remain

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Symantec analysis of the botnet shows that many computers remain compromised with the trojan, though hundreds of thousands have been cleaned, and the infrastructure contains a Twitter communication apparatus.

Experts discover Mac OS X malware, "Sabpub," used as APT

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A new trojan is targeting the same Java vulnerability that the Flashback malware took advantage of last week.

Third Apple Java update rids infections and turns off Java

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Apple has released a third update related to Flashback, but this time, the patch comes with a detection and removal capability for the prolific trojan, and disables Java by default.

Apple says it is working to shut down Flashback infections

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The company said it is creating software that will detect and remove Flashback, as well as coordinating with global ISPs to dismantle the botnet's infrastructure.

Apple releases another update to quell Flashback spread

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Security experts are backing up one anti-virus vendor's estimate of the massive size of a Mac trojan botnet.

Apple is the richest company in the world, but it's not very good at dealing with malware

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It's time for Apple to step up its game when it comes to dealing with security threats.

U.S. accounts for over half of Flashback-infected Macs

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Although Apple released a Java update this week to prevent the spread of a dangerous trojan, experts say the botnet continues to grow, and the U.S. accounts for over half of the compromised Macs.

Adobe patches Flash, includes automatic update option

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Adobe on Wednesday released an update for its Flash Player, which includes a capability for users to receive future updates automatically.

Adobe patches Flash, includes automatic update option

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Adobe on Wednesday released an update for its Flash Player, which includes a capability for users to receive future updates automatically.

Purported Iran nuke document contains trojan

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The malicious file spreads thanks to a vulnerability in the popular Adobe Flash software.

Adobe Reader attacks continue two years after patch

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JavaScript-based attacks taking advantage of an Adobe Reader and Acrobat vulnerability patched in 2010 are continuing in waves, Symantec researchers said this week.

Adobe patches Flash because of ongoing attacks

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A cross-site scripting vulnerability being exploited in the wild has prompted Adobe to issue an update to its Flash Player, a move that may catch security pros off guard.

Adobe patches Flash because of ongoing attacks

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A cross-site scripting vulnerability being exploited in the wild has prompted Adobe to issue an update to its Flash Player, a move that may catch security pros off guard.

Adobe announces Flash sandbox for Firefox

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Adobe has added a beta sandbox feature to its Flash Player running in the Mozilla Firefox browser, the company announced Monday

Adobe announces Flash sandbox for Firefox

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Adobe has added a beta sandbox feature to its Flash Player running in the Mozilla Firefox browser, the company announced Monday

Threat of the month

Acrobat zero-days

Adobe patches Reader bugs, releases new JavaScript feature

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Adobe joined Microsoft with software updates on Tuesday for Reader and Acrobat. In addition, the PDF software company released a new capability that allows JavaScript to run based on document trust.

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