I have just received an email which reads as follows;-
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 &
The flaw is already (quote latest Computeractive Magazine Issue 392)by
criminals which causes computers to crash and enables them to take over your
The up-date patch can be found at www.snipca.com/8508
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.
I have not had that mail, but yes, I would say it is no doubt a Scam ... delete it!
A quick Google confirms that there are many such scams doing the rounds, and have been doing so for some time.
An Adobe patches should come from Adobe, not from some other website.
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)
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)
Dump Adobe Reader and try Sumatra - very fast and, hopefully, safer than Adobe Reader.
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