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Security Problems of PDF File due to the End of Adobe Acrobat XI

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Adobe has a five-year life cycle policy which states that the support towards the Adobe® Acrobat® XI should end after five years. In line with the policy, the support of Adobe Acrobat XI will come to an end on October 15, 2017. The end of support means that the product and security updates together with the technical support will not be available. In that case, the end of the support poses some security problems to the PDF files. The possible safety issues to together with the best solution to Adobe Acrobat XI are discussed in this article.

Part 1Security Problem of Keep Using Adobe® Acrobat® XI

The termination of the Adobe Acrobat XI support will result in many security threats towards the PDF files. To start with, when the support ends, it means that the technical support will not be available. Lack of the technical support implies that the Adobe Acrobat XI users will not receive security updates concerning the products. Lack of security updates will lead to many security threats.

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1. PDF will be Vulnerable to Security Breaches

First, the PDF files will be vulnerable to security breaches. The security of the program can be breached without the notice of the users. When the security is breached, the documents can be accessed by anyone, and sensitive documents might be stolen or destroyed.

The users will not be able to protect even the confidential documents of a company or business, and competitors or other unintended parties can use them.

2. PDF will be Vulnerable to Hackers

The PDFs will also be vulnerable to hackers. The program can be hacked, and the users may fail to notice earlier enough. The hackers may access sensitive personal information, or they can use valuable company information for their benefits.

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3. PDF will be Vulnerable to Virus Attacks

Lack of minor of minor product upgrades and the security updates could also pose a threat to virus attacks. A virus attack may lead to the destruction of valuable PDF documents making the user or the company have a major setback, particularly when there is no backup.

4. PDF File and Data Loss

Technical problems may occur when the users are handling important PDF documents. The lack of technical support may inhibit the access of the document that was being handled thus losing valuable data to the Adobe Acrobat Users. The use of unsupported software as an alternative may also lead to the destruction of PDF files.

Part 2Best solution: Use PDFelement as the Alternative

The best solution to facing insecurity threats on your PDF files due to the end of Adobe Acrobat XI is using PDFelement as the best alternative. PDFelement is a complete PDF editor, which offers a bunch of editing elements in one plate. Apart from PDF editing functions, it also provides PDF creation and sharing services in simple clicks. You can also create and fill PDF forms with the help of this tool.

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Published: Jul 27,2017 16:50 pm / Updated: Aug 17,2017 15:39 pm

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