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Just when you thought it was safe to turn on your computer ... Microsoft and Adobe inform their users they have all sorts of security flaws and even Mac users are affected.First, Adobe: Not only do the "critical vulnerabilities" in Adobe Reader 9.1.1 and Acrobat 9.1.1 "and earlier versions" cause the applications to crash, but they also can make your computer vulnerable to an "attacker." So this is the deal:Adobe recommends users of Adobe Reader 9 and Acrobat 9 and earlier versions update to Adobe Reader 9.1.2 and Acrobat 9.1.2. Adobe recommends users of Acrobat 8 update to Acrobat 8.1.6, and users... Read more...
Microsoft Corp. warns of three "critical" security flaws in its Windows operating system that could allow attackers to take control of a computer. Microsoft, the world's top software company whose Windows operating system runs on 90 percent of the world's computers, issued patches to fix the problems as part of its monthly security bulletin. One of the critical vulnerabilities appears in some versions of Internet Explorer that could make it possible for an attacker to use the Web browser to take total control of a PC. The other two "critical"... Read more...