Corporate computer threats 'moving to Adobe'

The launch of Microsoft Office 2007 is likely to turn malicious hackers' attention to other desktop applications, experts have warned.

They are likely to begin focusing more attention on looking for vulnerabilities in software such as Abobe Systems' Acrobat Reader, security experts said at the RSA Conference 2007 here on Wednesday.

Today, most spyware and other "crimeware" applications target flaws in client-side applications, explained Jeff Moss, who founded the Black Hat and Def Con hacker conventions. These attacks involve sending an employee or home user a modified file, or a hyperlink to a Web download, that will compromise their system if executed. Corporate computer threats 'moving to Adobe' | Tech News on ZDNet

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