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Slide Show: The Vulnerability 'Usual Suspects' Of 2012

Here's the list of applications, companies, and targets that dominated vulnerability and exploit headlines in 2012
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According to Kaspersky Lab Securelist, Adobe Acrobat Reader was only behind Java in the list of applications with the most targeted vulnerabilities last quarter. Attacks against the PDF program made up 25 percent of all Web exploits. Creativity is rewarded in attacks against PDFs. For example, at the BSides conference this year, one researcher demonstrated how SQL injection attacks could be made against websites serving PDFs that could offer up a number of nasty malformed versions of legitimate-seeming documents.

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