A Danish security vendor is warning users of Microsoft's Internet Explorer of a spoofing vulnerability that could allow a virus to be disguised as a link to a PDF (or another common file format). The site offers a 'File Download Extension Spoofing Test' -- a PDF file -- to help determine vulnerability, as we summarize in our Planet PDF Weblog for Thursday.
The 300-plus page Hutton Report released today -- available for download in PDF -- strongly criticized the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) for mistakes made in reporting allegations that the government led by Tony Blair deliberately falsified intelligence on Iraq's weapons program, as we outline.
In a recent news item revealing that work will begin earlier than planned on the expansion of Adobe's R&D facilities in India is the first public mention we've seen regarding the in-progress development of Acrobat 7.
With his presidential campaign slumping, Howard Dean is hoping his supporters can again tap into its Internet-based bag of tricks -- including on-the-fly campaign posters and flyers in PDF -- to improve his chances of winning the Democratic Party nomination.
In addition to providing a free 30-day tryout version of Acrobat for the first time, Adobe now offers the option of ordering and immediately downloading from the Adobe Store both full and upgrade versions of Acrobat 6.
While much of Adobe's recent promotion of Acrobat has focused on the larger corporate and government markets, small business users also consider the company's PDF technology as among their most valuable software products, according to the results of voting by readers of SmallBusinessComputing.com.
You don't need to be an official Adobe beta tester to be able offer feature suggestions on future product releases, including Acrobat or the free Reader. Provide your feedback -- description and reasoning -- via an Adobe.com form (HTML).
Banished baseball legend Pete Rose hoped the long missing-in-action confession in his new book admitting that he did bet on games in the mid-1980s would resolve the debate and enhance his chances of getting into the sport's Hall of Fame. But the 225-page report that led to Rose being banned -- made available for downloading in PDF by the lead investigator -- also makes for great reading as we report.
Friday is the deadline for early discounted registration for a pair of multi-city and multi-date seminars led by Shlomo Perets of Microtype. 'Interactive PDFs with InDesign CS' and 'FrameMaker-to-Acrobat Advanced Techniques' will be held at various locations over the next few months. Perets is also the author of our 'PDF Best Practices' series of columns.
OK, so you want to stamp your document. Maybe you need to give reviewers some advice about the document's status or sensitivity. This tip from author Ted Padova demonstrates how to add stamps with the Stamp Tool along with related comments.