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Learn how Malicious PDFs can be used to target you?

Abstract

In some kinds of malicious PDF attacks, the PDF reader itself contains a vulnerability or flaw that allows a file to execute malicious code. Remember that PDF readers aren’t just applications like Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat.

Most browsers contain a built-in PDF reader engine that can also be targeted. In other cases, attackers might leverage AcroForms or XFA Forms, scripting technologies used in PDF creation that were intended to add useful, interactive features to a standard PDF document. One of the easiest and most powerful ways to customize PDF files is by using JavaScript.

PDF structure can have embedded javascript objects and could connect to remote servers. Read more in

https://www.sentinelone.com/blog/malicious-pdfs-revealing-techniques-behind-attacks/