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