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February 28, 2011

Adobe Reader X for Android now available in additional languages

Today, we added support for four additional languages for Adobe Reader X for Android: Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Japanese and Korean.

You can download this free update (V10.0.1) from here (click from your Android device). With this update, you can now use Adobe Reader X in any of the seventeen languages – English, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Swedish, Russian, Czech, Polish & Turkish.

We look forward to hearing your thoughts: you can post your comments on this blog or in the user forums.

Aman Deep Nagpal, Senior Product Manager, Acrobat Solutions

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February 9, 2011

Our First SCUP Catalog for Acrobat and Reader X is Here

One of the important improvements in Acrobat and Reader X is that it’s easier to manage updates through support for Microsoft’s System Center Updates Publisher (SCUP). Using SCUP catalogs and Microsoft’s System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), IT managers can manage the deployment of updates across their organization. Joel Geraci previewed this in his IT Matters blog in November where he also mentioned that our first SCUP catalogs would be available along with our first update.

Earlier this week, with the release of our 10.0.1 update, we included download locations for our first SCUP catalogs. You can find them in the release notes. We’ll also be including them in release notes for updates going forward.

There are separate SCUP catalogs for Acrobat X and Reader X. You can download them from the following URLs:

You’ll find instructions for deploying updates using SCUP and SCCM in our Enterprise Administration Guide which is available on our Enterprise Administration page.

Still hungry for more on SCUP and Acrobat and Reader X for IT? Joel and I will be talking about SCUP and other deployment improvements for Acrobat and Reader X in a free Tech Talk on February 22. Join us.

Chris French, Senior Product Manager, Acrobat Solutions

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February 8, 2011

Adobe Reader and Acrobat X (10.0.1), 9.4.2 and 8.2.6

Today, we announced the availability of Adobe Reader and Acrobat X (10.0.1), 9.4.2 and 8.2.6. While addressing critical vulnerabilities, as mentioned in Security Bulletin APSB11-03, it is important to note that the risk for Adobe Reader X users is significantly lower, as all of the vulnerabilities are mitigated by Protected Mode in this latest version.

Adobe Reader Protected Mode
If you recall, we talked about a concept called ‘sandboxing’ – introduced in Adobe Reader X in November. Highly respected by security professionals, sandboxing is a method of creating a confined execution environment for running programs with low rights or privileges. Sandboxes protect users’ systems from being harmed by untrusted documents that contain executable code. In the context of Adobe Reader, the untrusted content is any PDF file and the processes it invokes. Adobe Reader X treats all PDF documents as potentially corrupt and confines all processing to the sandbox.

Specifically, to protect you and your organization from malicious code that attempts to use PDF files to write to a computer’s file system, Adobe provides an implementation of sandboxing technology called Protected Mode. Enabled by default whenever you launch Adobe Reader X, Protected Mode helps prevent attackers from installing malware on a user’s system, thereby reducing the risk of potential security threats. Protected Mode limits the level of access granted to the program, safeguarding systems running the Windows operating system from malicious PDF files that might attempt to write to the computer’s file system, delete files, or otherwise modify system information.

More Information on Protected Mode?
Check out this new white paper that dives deep into sandboxing and other security features, and how the Acrobat X family of products takes the security of PDF documents and data to a new level.

Steve Gottwals, Group Product Manager, Adobe Reader

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