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Attack of the PDF Documents: How Adobe's PDF Format has become one of the top carriers of malware

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Executive Summary

PDFs have become one of the most common methods for infecting systems with malware. The PDF standard now supports JavaScript, along with tighter connections into user systems from the Adobe Reader program. This makes it very easy for virus writers to utilize scripting within PDF documents and security holes in the Reader software to load malware code and deliver this code onto computers. Learn more about threats from PDFs and what you can do to protect your computers.

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