An unhappy milestone for Adobe
Now Adobe is attracting the unwanted attention of hackers—and security experts are concerned the company isn't doing enough to repel assaults. So far this year, Adobe has released nine security updates for the current version of its Acrobat Reader software, up from four in 2008, says Moscow security firm Kaspersky Lab. Adobe appears to have replaced Microsoft (MSFT) as the primary means by which hackers try to infect or take control of PCs. "Adobe at the moment is the main target," says Roel Schouwenberg, a Kasperky senior antivirus researcher in Woburn, Mass.