You are probably due an email any day now to let you know that Adobe is upgrading Acrobat with a 2011 edition. It is always wise to upgrade as soon as possible as some upgrades close security exploits than hackers and viruses take advantage of.
But wait …..
If Adobe are upgrading Acrobat, why are they not using adobe.com? And why is it coming direct from Tom Norman? And why is it that if you Google “new-2011-pdf-download.net” there are loads of phishing warnings? Why is the copyright status on the website quoted as “Copyright new-2011-pdf-download.net © 2010 – All rights reserved”?
It all looks very Phishy indeed! Here is the email that I just got, and wiothout my glasses on (just finished a quick, intensive workout) I almost fell for it myself!
Phishing Scam Alert!
"Dear Customers, Adobe is pleased to announce new version upgrades for Adobe Acrobat 2011. http://www.new-adobe-2011.com Advanced features include: - Collaborate across borders - Create rich, polished PDF files from any application that prints - Ensure visual fidelity - Encrypt and share PDF files more securely - Use the standard for document archival and exchange To upgrade and enhance your work productivity today, go to: http://www.new-adobe-2011.com To leave comments, please contact us at: email@example.com Best regards, Tom Norman Adobe Acrobat Reader Copy rights © Adobe Acrobat 2011 - All Rights Reserved "
If you head over to www.adobe.com there is no news of a 2011 update. Also, if you have Adobe installed it should notify you of an update, or better still, auto update.
- Remember, if in doubt, do not click email links.
- If on a website, any if looks even slight odd – STOP!
- If you have software installed, open it on your PC first, then check for updates – generally under Help > Check for Updates.
Be safe, don’t have nightmares!