Security issue: Turn off JavaScript in Adobe Acrobat and Reader

Posted By on May 7, 2009

Adobe PDFAccording to computer security expert Steve Gibson, there is a javascript flaw in the widely used Adobe product Acrobat 7, 8 and 9 includiing their Reader software. There is an easy fix that can be taken by users before Adobe come out with the ‘fix’ — it as simple as unchecking the ‘Enable JavaScript’ box. As far as I know, javascript is rarely, if ever, used in an Adobe Acrobat document anyway. Those using either of these two Adobe products should go to the “tools” menu, select “preferences” and look for the “javascript” sidebar item. (This might be a good post to recommend a great PDF product call Foxit3.0)

==>Tools ==>Preferences==>JavaScript and uncheck ‘Enable JavaScript box

Adobe Acrobat and Reader Security Flaw

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