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Think that PDF email attachment is safe to open?

Think again.

"PDF exploits are usually the first ones attempted by attackers," said Mary Landesman, a ScanSafe senior security researcher, referring to the multi-exploit hammering that hackers typically give visitors to malicious Web sites. "Attackers are choosing PDFs for a reason. It's not random. They're establishing a preference for Reader exploits."

This is a tad scary for me, as I tend to trust PDF's over Microsoft Office documents (and don't EVEN try to send me a .exe file). The important takeaway here is: Don't open any attachments you didn't know were coming to you. Period.

“Think that PDF email attachment is safe to open?”

  1. Blogger Cactus Mark Says:

    I've not heard of this being an issue until I read this post. I must be one terrific IT guy.