Sunday, 20 September 2015

Tip: Adobe Reader Lets You Open Any Embedded Files

In recent weeks, cyber criminals several times PDF files sent which was hiding a malicious Word document. Once users opened the PDF file they were asked if they wanted to open the embedded Word document.

The Word document contains another macro that installed malware on the computer. The macro is executed only if users set it, but in practice this is an effective method of attack. Users and administrators can easily avoid, however, Adobe Reader opens these embedded documents, says Didier Stevens, handler at the Internet Storm Center. Through the Trust Manager, available via the settings of the PDF reader option can be switched off, as Stevens Also in this video shows.

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