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Are there any security issues with Adobe Reader?

Community Beginner ,
Aug 07, 2022 Aug 07, 2022

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There's a bunch of Reader exploits and that's why Adobe constantly releases new versions.

Adobe Reader is on the same vulnerability level as Adobe Flash.

One of the main reasons for it is you can embed scripts in a PDF file.

There's a bunch of Reader exploits and that's why Adobe constantly releases new versions.

Adobe Reader is on the same vulnerability level as Adobe Flash.

One of the main reasons for it is you can embed scripts in a PDF file.

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Aug 07, 2022 Aug 07, 2022

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Yes. At Adobe, the security of your digital experiences is our priority. Industry standard security practices are deeply ingrained into our internal culture, software development, as well as service operations processes.Adobe Acrobat is safe software that is compatible with Windows 10. It is safe to install as long you will download it directly from the Adobe website.

 

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Rachel Gomez

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Aug 07, 2022 Aug 07, 2022

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Rachel, are you a member of Adobe staff? You sound as if you are speaking for Adobe. If so you need a badge.

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Aug 08, 2022 Aug 08, 2022

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Every application has vulnerabilities, but I don't think Reader is at all at the same level as Flash was, and the fact a PDF file can have scripts in it is not the (main) reason for it, anyway. Scripts in a PDF file are extremely sandboxed. They don't have any access to the computer's file-system. They can't read a file's (or even a folder's) contents, or submit data without the express consent of the user. A Word file can contain VBA code that's 100 times more dangerous than a PDF file can, for example.

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Having said that, it is important to keep it updated, to make sure you get any security hotfixes as they are released.

The older the version you use, the more vulnerable you'll be to attacks of various kinds, but again, that's true of any application.

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