Tag Archives: PDF

New Microsoft timeline for the introduction of the Adobe Acrobat PDF engine in Edge Chromium

[German]My understanding was that Microsoft wanted to integrate the Adobe Acrobat PDF engine into the Edge browser instead of its own renderer. I had even assumed that this was already the case. Now a reader informed me at the beginning … Continue reading

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MalDoc: Malicious Word files in PDF documents bypass malware detection

[German]Another small addendum from this week: The Japanese CERT warns of a new technique used by cyber attackers who take malicious Word files and embed them in PDF documents. This "packaging" is intended to bypass the detection of the malicious … Continue reading

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How to find weak passwords in Active Directory and eliminate them with PowerShell

[Sponsored Post]Weak or compromised passwords are a known gateway for attackers. If you are able to identify which users in Active Directory (AD) are threatened by this, then PowerShell can help to remedy it. However, PowerShell scripts cannot eliminate basic AD deficits, other tools are needed for this. More ...

Microsoft Edge 102.0.1245.30 has issues with PDF printing

[German]Microsoft Edge 102.0.1245.30, released on May 31, 2022 is a security update to close a number of vulnerabilities. But I got reports that this Edge version breaks PDF printing in Windows 10/11. It's simply no longer possible for some users … Continue reading

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Outlook PDF Preview error: Root cause PowerToys or Adobe Reader

[German]Microsoft has published information in a support document about problems with the preview of PDF files in Outlook. The PDF preview can fail because of a missing Adobe Reader or because of installed PowerToys, because the associated assignments have been … Continue reading

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Microsoft Edge 92.0.902.55 causes PDF freezes

The update of the Edge browser to version 92.0.902.55 on July 22, 2021 does close various vulnerabilities. However, users report that this Edge version causes freezes when opening PDF files (see Microsoft Edge 92.0.902.55: Fixes vulnerabilities, causes freezes in PDFs). … Continue reading

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Security update for Foxit PDF Reader

[German]In addition to a security update for Adobe's PDF tools (see Adobe Acrobat Security Update (October 2018)), Foxit also released a security update for it's PDF reader. Advertising

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Adobe Acrobat and Reader 11.0.22 available

Adobes has released version 11.0.22 of Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader. It's an Out of cycle maintenance update, that improves stability and fixes bugs. Further details may be read within this Adobe article. Advertising

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Third party 0patch closes FoxIt vulnerability

[German]FoxIt PDF Reader has two critical zero-day-vulnerabilities, that hasn't been patched yet. Now a third party security vendor has released a micro patch to close CVE-2017-10952. Advertising

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Adobe Reader / Digital Editions security updates 08/08/2017

[German]Adobe has released some security updates for his Adobe PDF Readers. And there is a security update for Adobe Digital Editions. Advertising

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Windows Update KB4034664 is causing trouble on 2nd screen

[German]It seems, that Microsoft's Update KB4034664 (and KB4034679) for Windows 7 and Windows Server is causing display issues with several applications on a second screen. I've seen issues with PDF viewer, Excel, Office 2013, JAVA and Irfanview. Here are some … Continue reading

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