Adobe Acrobat Reader DC security update installs Chrome spyware (on Windows)


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“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.”

“You’re to be forgiven if that sounds a whole lot like Windows 10 data collection method. Apparently Adobe now feels it’s entitled to install spyware without your permission.”