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Adobe Reader Patch - Scam or Real?


thegreypanther

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I have just received an email which reads as follows;-

"Hi

Most of us use Adobe Reader on our computers.

Adobe have just released an emergency security update to patch zero-day vunerabilitiesin its Adobe Reader & Acrobat X1 software for Windows, Mac & Linux systems.

The flaw is already (quote latest Computeractive Magazine Issue 392)by criminals which causes computers to crash and enables them to take over your PC.

The up-date patch can be found at www.snipca.com/8508

Kind regards Terry"

I am 99% certain that this is a scam, and that "Terry" has had his email hijacked.

Could someone please confirm, and if this is a scam then others need to be warned.

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Nontek

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I have not had that mail, but yes, I would say it is no doubt a Scam ... delete it!

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Nontek

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A quick Google confirms that there are many such scams doing the rounds, and have been doing so for some time.

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wiz-king

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An Adobe patches should come from Adobe, not from some other website.

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wiz-king

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An Adobe patches should come from Adobe, not from some other website.

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lotvic

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Computeractive.co.uk use snipca.com as a 'tiny url' the url www.snipca.com/8508 takes you to h t t p s : / / www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb13-07.html (note, I have added spaces in the 'h t t p s' on purpose)

http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/pc-help/2172285/why-can-t-i-get-snipcacom-addresses-to-work

However that being said, I never trust unsolicited emails of this ilk and would update via the Adobe Reader program on my pc (if I had Adobe that is - I don't - I use Foxit Reader)

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Pine Man

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Dump Adobe Reader and try Sumatra - very fast and, hopefully, safer than Adobe Reader.

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