Play it safe with PDF reader applications

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Are you using PDF reader?

A security researcher Didier Stevens says “Escape from PDF“.

Using the PDF specification’s “/Launch” function, anyone could exploit Adobe Reader to enable the launching scripts or executables files embedded in PDF files. The flaw could also be exploited to spread malware using PDF as a vehicle for propagation.

A workaround to safeguard against the harmful stuff in Adobe Reader:

Edit>Preferences>TrustManager> Uncheck the option as in the adjoining graphic.PDF Flaw workaround

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