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Adobe Prepping Security Updater Service

Adobe has had its share of security troubles with its popular Acrobat and Reader software products. Soon, after six months of testing, the firm is planning to release its new updater service, which will push out security updates, rather than users having to seek out new security improvements and releases on their own.

Adobe is set to launch the new service on Tuesday, which happens to be the day Microsoft is expected to offer two dozen updates of its own on its monthly Patch Tuesday cycle.

eSecurity Planet takes a look at Adobe's new software updater service for Acrobat and Reader.


After more than six months of testing, Adobe Systems' new software update system is ready for prime time and will debut next week, according to the company's latest security advisory.

Adobe's (NASDAQ: ADBE) Reader and Acrobat applications have been plagued for years by a series of zero-day vulnerabilities and miscellaneous bugs that hackers have routinely exploited to access company networks and spread malware.

In response, Adobe is rolling out a new updater service for all Adobe and Reader users to deliver timely security updates directly to users rather than requiring customers to independently track and monitor when new security improvements and releases are available.

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Adobe Readies Security Update Service for Reader, Acrobat