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Adobe Reader Security flaw

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Adobe Reader Security flaw

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6234181.stm

I wonder how long it will be before we see complaints in here that the Adobe site is slow when people are trying to upgrade to Adobe Reader 8.0?
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Liam
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Adobe Reader Security flaw

There was a problem around a month or so ago that was resolved. Adobe downloads often use P2P protocols and download managers. HTTP downloads from their site use a very strange GET request to akamai on a high port IIRC, and were previously being flagged as a very unpopular emule application.

We have now corrected this - and downloads should be correct profiled.
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Grafter
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Registered: 07-08-2007

Adobe Reader Security flaw

Is anybody having problems with the adobe site - it is really slow!
James
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Registered: 04-04-2007

Adobe Reader Security flaw

It's slow from the office too, but I don't remember it ever being particularly busy.
Liam
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Registered: 04-04-2007

Adobe Reader Security flaw

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Is anybody having problems with the adobe site - it is really slow!


Possibly as a result of this news? The world and his wife will be trying to get the update now.
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Grafter
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Registered: 07-08-2007

Adobe Reader Security flaw

I was kidding guys! Wink

Following on from the day that I've had, you really don't think that I'd attempt an upgrade do you?

I have the anti-midas touch today - everything I touch breaks! I'm bursting for a pee but daren't go in case it snaps off in my hand!

I'm probably responsible for your mail problem - I sent an e-mail this morning! Sad
James
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Registered: 04-04-2007

Adobe Reader Security flaw

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I'm probably responsible for your mail problem - I sent an e-mail this morning!


The penny drops.
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Adobe Reader Security flaw

Really slow, only 208KB/Sec. Wink