Jan 172017
 
 January 17, 2017  Business, Online, Surveillance

Woody Leonard reports:

The latest version of the venerable (and oh-so-holey) PDF viewing routine, Acrobat Reader DC 15.023.20053, released this week, looks for information about your Google Chrome surfing habits. Without your knowledge or consent, the security patch installs a Chrome browser extension that’s spyware, pure and simple.

The situation’s a little more complex, but for most people using Adobe Acrobat Reader, Chrome spyware comes along for the ride.

Read more on InfoWorld.

I’d encourage readers to read the whole article, because you can disable the spyware extension, but only if you know that you’re looking at it in options.

Thanks to Joe Cadillic for sending this along.

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