PDF (Portable Document Format) is widespread and loved for its versatility. But popularity often brings burden of being attacked by malware creators. PDF is not an exception; there were several important vulnerabilities found in the past. 2008 autumn showed that Portable Document Format can still be exploited for various purposes and you don’t even have to be a computer genius to achieve it.
Several security experts reported new PDF exploits that can be employed to reach someone who opens PDF file. Two toolkits were spotted on web; they offer making use of PDF vulnerabilities. Anyone with bad intentions can attack a computer through Portable Document Format file when using one of the toolkits.
Fortunately, software creators put lot of efforts patching their products. The newer version of PDF is on board a computer the lesser possibility of infection or manipulation. If you use PDF files, regularly download the latest software patch from Adobe Company. Regular anti-spyware and anti-virus scans are also helpful in protecting a computer.