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Beware: Potential vulnerability in Adobe Reader

Secunia reports that Piotr Bania has found a vulnerability in Adobe Reader, which can potentially be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user’s system. The vulnerability is caused due to an unspecified error when processing PDF files. This can be exploited to cause a heap corruption and may allow execution of arbitrary code when a specially-crafted PDF file is opened.

Ten Fixes, but Word remains Unpatched!

I reported that Microsoft had planned to release Office Fixes today. It did release office fixes, but the zero-day bug in Word still remains unpatched. eWeek reports that four were pulled citing problems with the quality of the updates.

Microsoft files for RSS Patent!

In a startling revelation, Microsoft had filed for two patents covering technology used to organize and read syndicated Web feeds, such as those delivered via the widely used Really Simple Syndication, or RSS, family of formats reports C|Net. This follows Google’s attempt to patent ads in feeds. Filed on June 21, 2005, the first covers “finding and consuming Web subscriptions in a Web browser.

Use Gmail to check your other accounts

The What’s New page on Gmail lists a new feature being offered by Gmail. Get mail from other accounts Now Gmail can check for the mail you receive at your other email accounts. You can retrieve your mail (new and old) from up to five other email accounts and have them all in Gmail.