Mitigate Adobe Reader Vulnerabilities with Google Chrome PDF Viewer
August 13, 2010 1 Comment
An interesting development is that Google Chrome 6.x includes its own PDF rendering plugin. This plugin converts PDF to HTML5 and renders it with the webkit engine. It is very fast and a fundamentally different approach from Adobe Reader. Commodity attacks on Adobe Reader should not be effective on Chrome.
The Chrome Beta channel includes the Chrome PDF viewer plug-in but it is disabled by default. Go to the about:plugins page to enable it. You can also disable the Adobe Reader plug-in while you are at it.