Malicious PDFs: How to Protect Yourself
Source: Security Bits - Posted by Alex   
Host Security Thanks to themindgames for submitting this article. Malicious documents were the most commonly encountered exploit via the Web in 2008 and continued to be the most prominently encountered exploit in 2009. This is due to a large number of exploits for programs like Adobe Acrobat and the Microsoft Office suite, the ubiquitous use of documents via the Web and the built-in support into the browser. Available security solutions provide minimal protection against malicious content and itís only a matter of time before cyber criminals devise more sophisticated attacks. If you want to feel safe from drive-by-attacks and when opening document files, follow these simple tips.

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