Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Microsoft & Adobe Blocks Zero Day Attacks

Software giants Microsoft and Adobe Systems have introduced  launched Microsoft toolkit that can be utilized to block zero-day attacks focusing on a safety flaw in Adobe's Acrobat and Reader programs.

In an advisory printed on Friday, Microsoft detailed how its Enhanced Mitigation Expertise Toolkit 2.zero could possibly be used to brief-circuit the threat. Adobe, which has not but launched a patch, up to date its original advisory to reflect the new information.

Adobe considers the flaw to be "vital" - it may let an attacker take management of any of the millions of computer systems operating what is far and away the most well-liked PDF viewing system.

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