As every year since ago few as this 2010 the prestigious publication focused on the world of computer security Virus Bulletin launched a new installment of its Security Conference VB Conference which was attended by about 600 security experts who talked about various subjects, from cyberterrorism to Backhat SEO, botnets, network marketing, and here comes the most interesting thing, on the popular PDF format. Specifically Paul Baccus, research firm Sophos, was commissioned to impart a conference focused on PDF format and their known safety hazards that have given so much to talk about lately (so far this year detected on at least four major new security flaws related with its PDF reader and Adobe format). But Baccus did not stay in this only, also conducted a poll among attendees at VB2010 on if the PDF format should disappear due to his insecurity and be replaced by a new standard. The results were conclusive. Nothing more and nothing less than 97% of the security experts at there present were in favour of the abolition of the format that occupies us and the creation of a new standard, results that have much logical since today the PDF format has become new favorite candy of the bad guys who populate the network to infect-blasting action and Adobe have proved quite ineffective against them. Obviously we are talking about a very small study, but manifesting 600 security experts working for the cream of the industry 97% agree with the abolition of the PDF format, is a blow to Adobe and their format and a blunt wake-up call for matching the batteries at once. Personally I hope that Adobe will not opt for the tantrum but via more intelligent and fruitful: recognize their mistakes and working hard to fix them. Original author and source of the article.