• Adobe Reader Fake Update Warning

    Adobe are warning customers about a series of scam E-Mails claiming to offer a bogus update to it's Adobe Reader software. The senders claim to be genuine Adobe Reader Support representatives in the E-Mail but the supposed "patch" contains a malicious payload of malware.

    Adobe have stated in their news bulletin that updates are only available via the official Adobe Reader download page and not from any other source.

    Time to get warning your users then. Thanks to Angry Technician for the heads up on this one.
    Comments 3 Comments
    1. AngryTechnician's Avatar
      AngryTechnician -
      Might I suggest editing out the links so as not to lend PageRank to these crafty barstewards?
    1. shadowx's Avatar
      shadowx -
      It's not even a convincing scam... I wouldnt hate them so much if they didnt insult my intelligence.
    1. sonofsanta's Avatar
      sonofsanta -
      Similar email came through to one of our peoples today, with a different URL. For reference...
      ADOBE PDF READER SOFTWARE UPGRADE NOTIFICATION

      This is to remind that a new version of Adobe Acrobat Reader with enhanced features for viewing, creating, editing, printing and internet-sharing PDF documents has been released.

      To upgrade your application:

      + Go to hxxp://www.adobe--upgrade.com
      + Get your options, download and upgrade.

      DOWNLOAD ADOBE ACROBAT READER

      Thanks and best regards,
      John Brian

      Adobe Acrobat Reader Support
      Copy rights Adobe 2010 © All rights reserved
      1005 Marrinbird Rd | Merryton | CA | 96523 | USA
      Website: hxxp://www.adobe--upgrade.com

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