Security Corner

May 22 2013   3:51PM GMT

DO NOT open these attachments!

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

dot_not_touchWe all know that Adobe PDF Reader and Acrobat are hopelessly insecure due to their ability to use embedded JavaScript in the PDF content. Despite an unending stream of updates to these applications, users still get infected. (In Adobe’s defense, a big part of this problem is clueless users who actually open unsolicited attachments; nevertheless, the security vulnerabilities shouldn’t exist in the first place.)

Data gathered by Microsoft’s antimalware products has identified a list of common infected PDF files and they are listed on the Microsoft MSDN blog. Here they are:

  • pdf_new[1].pdf
  • auhtjseubpazbo5[1].pdf
  • avjudtcobzimxnj2[1].pdf
  • pricelist[1].pdf
  • couple_saying_lucky[1].pdf
  • 5661f[1].pdf 7927
  • 9fbe0[1].pdf 7065
  • pdf_old[1].pdf

More information is available at the Microsoft Malware Protection Center.

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