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News Adobe plans emergency Reader patch

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 6 Aug 2010.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. J05H11E

    J05H11E Fujitsu Technical Analyst

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    another font-related flaw :hehe:
     
  3. Aracos

    Aracos New Member

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    Does anyone actually use this anymore?
     
  4. Jim

    Jim Ineptimodder

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    I thought for a minute that they'd finally realised it runs like a dog
     
  5. sear

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    Or you can just use Foxit Reader or Sumatra PDF and save yourself all this trouble...
     
  6. DriftCarl

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    im always suprised at the amount of critical bugs that come out of adobe reader when all it really does is show a pdf. I bet theres loads of features in pdf's that noone really uses.
     
  7. FvD

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    A nice idea comes to mind:

    *.spdf Simple Portable Document Format (you read it here first!)

    • no external hyperlinking
    • no custom/embedded fonts
    • no eval()
    • just plain text and eps graphics

    But then, you could use LaTeX :naughty: for that ( with the option to convert to ps or pdf )
     
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  8. Bakes

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    *cough* record patch tuesday *cough*.

    I don't know why everyone rails against Adobe, every tech company has had lots of security issues, Apple (numerous safari bugs), Microsoft (help, shortcuts, conficker, etc) and to single on Adobe for a flaw that was discovered by a white-hat researcher, disclosed and fixed before any exploitation of the flaw just seems unfair. Surely Adobe should be praised for reacting in a timely fashion?
     
  9. jasonjax1

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    Hmmm that many bugs, not really surprised. it is a good platform, but is rarely seen to have bugs in it compare to others like Bakes said.

    I have problems with adobe, but I use foxit as an easy and obvious cheap alternative.
     
  10. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    It's rarely seen to have bugs in it?
    Well, okay. I'll go tell our security department they've been worried for nothing ever since the introduction of Adobe's products... :eyebrow:

    There is a reason we're forcing the latest stable versions of Shockwave & Flash on 2000 clients this week...
     
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