Pretty Dangerous Format: The Rising Trend of PDF Attacks

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    Ericka Chickowski

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Malicious hackers use the PDF file format's extended features against users by modifying PDF files in order use them as attack tools that exploit vulnerabilities in the Adobe products that read the files.
Once considered one of the safest attachments around, the PDF format is becoming a fan favorite among cybercriminals looking to spread their malcode, infect machines and beef up their botnets. We take a look new data that shows just how dangerous the PDF format has become, how hackers are using malicious PDFs to perpetrate attacks and what you can do to protect against them.
This article was originally published on 2010-06-03