Mac malware poses as popular freeware PDF viewer


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By Tim Conneally, Betanews

Foxit Reader, a free, lightweight PDF viewer and printer popular in our FileForum, has an evil twin.

Today, the Foxit Corporation warned that a malware claiming to be Foxit Reader for Macintosh has been perpetrating attacks on users thinking they were downloading an official version of the free PDF reader. The thing is, there is no Foxit Reader for OS X. The software is available for Windows, Windows Mobile, Embedded Linux, Desktop Linux, and U3.

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August 26, 2009

Microsoft updates its controversial Firefox plug-in for .NET 3.5


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By Scott M. Fulton, III, Betanews

If you’re wondering what Microsoft is doing producing a plug-in for Mozilla Firefox, then perhaps you haven’t heard the complaints from Firefox users who are not only wondering how that Microsoft plug-in got there, but are puzzled as to how to get rid of it. Today, Firefox users are seeing an update for that plug-in in their Automatic Updates for Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7 RC.

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June 26, 2009