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Adobe Acrobat exploit “triggers without opening files”

An earlier posted vulnerability about Adobe’s Reader and Acrobat softwares, turns out to be more dangerous than thought. Because of the way Acrobat adds extensions to Windows Explorer to let it understand metadata information in PDF files. A security researcher found that the code that triggers this bug can be placed inside that metadata, and just hovering your mouse cursor over the infected file, not even clicking on it, will cause Explorer to try to read the PDF. The only way to get rid of the bug is to completely uninstall the Acrobat & Reader, until the fix is released, reveals Stephen Schenck.

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