It seems to be getting more and more common that Adobe Reader (previously known as Acrobat Reader) is the target for phishing scams and malware. Today I got another email pretending to be from Adobe alerting me of new updates to Reader.
This can easily lure the reader into clicking before reading the message properly. There are a few thing that should ring alarm bells to someone who works with computers e.g.
- Adobe only release updates from their own site not the one listed in the email
- The new versions are called Adobe Reader X and Acrobat X not Acrobat 2011
- It is sent from a newsletter that I haven’t subscribed to.
Read more to find tips and info on the real Adobe updates
I just got hold of a really useful (multi-platform) tool called Gyazo. It is a single-minded app that will upload an image of whatever you select up to their website to allow easy sharing to twitter, facebook or whatever.
I’ve used Jing before and also heard of ZScreen and SPGrab but Gyazo wins becasuse it is so light and easy to use.
Sometimes you have a day when you think, “Why did I ever get into IT?”. Just when everything seems to be running smoothly an unexpected “blip” happens that seems to have no logical explanation. Then you remember that you sadistically enjoy solving these ambiguous problems and you start to dig.
I had such a problem this morning when I get an email from our overseas office telling me that they can’t log in. No problem, I thought, just a simple password reset and all should be fine. I fired up remote desktop to get to the Domain Controller but it wouldn’t let me log in under my admin account. Suddenly my server-spider-sense started to tingle. I knew this wasn’t going to be a quick fix. Oh, and I should say the DC is a virtual machine hosted in Microsoft’s Hyper-V (2008 R2 edition).
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