For those who are using the Adobe Reader browser plug-in, which allows you to view .pdf files from your browser, you may wish to upgrade or disable the plug-in. Adobe has issued a security advisory on its Web site, describing the problem and recommended solutions.
It also lists this as an ‘important’ issue and recommends action be taken by users of its software product.
As a precaution, I have already updated my systems to version 8. You may wish to do the same. Adobe will be issuing a fix this week for those who are unable to upgrade to the latest version. The download is about 21MB, so if you are on dial-up, be patient
[tags]adobe reader, security, update, advisory[/tags]