Researcher demonstates Adobe Reader attack

Tuesday, 19 September 2006, 4:00 AM EST

A security researcher claims it is possible to install malicious code on a user's computer through standard Adobe Reader features.

David Kierznowski has published proof-of-concept documents for exploiting the ubiquitous software that are not traditional software code flaws, but instead demonstrate a new trend affecting desktop applications - the use of legitimate features for dangerous ends.

At Computerworld.

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