According to a recent report from security firm ScanSafe, by Q4 of last year, 80% of web exploits in 2009 were attributed to Malicious PDFs, while exploits in Word or Excel comprised less than 1%. The report also stated that Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat were the most-exploited software in 2009 .
RSA’s recent breach is an effective reminder that in security there are no guarantees and nothing is 100% safe. It’s important to view security as juggling probabilities and be prepared for when the worst happens. Don’t be alarmist and focus on what you can do right now.