Adobe X, the latest version of Adobe Reader, was released on Thursday and includes a new security feature designed to mitigate attacks against the popular PDF software. The new capability, called “Protected Mode,” will force operations that display PDF files to the user to be run inside a confined environment, known as a sandbox, in which certain functions are prohibited. The functionality will help prevent attackers from writing files or installing malware on a victim's computer, Brad Arkin, senior director of product security and privacy at Adobe, wrote in a blog post Thursday. The capability is similar to technologies used in the Google Chrome web browser and Microsoft Office 2010, Arkin said. – AM
BleepingComputer reports that threat actors have been exploiting the trending 'Invisible Challenge' in TikTok to facilitate the distribution of the WASP Stealer malware, which could enable the theft of Discord accounts, cryptocurrency wallets, and computer files, as well as browser-stored passwords, credit cards.
The Hacker News reports that threat actors have been spreading the SharkBot banking trojan through fraudulent file manager apps on the Google Play Store in an effort to evade security restrictions of the app marketplace.