Today, May 20th, Secunia released an advisory about what they consider a "highly critical" bug in the Foxit PDF Reader. There is, as yet, no fix for the bug. Ryan Naraine has a bit more on this over at ZDNet.
The latest version (2.3) of the free Foxit PDF reader was released on April 25, 2008. Ion May 6th pointing out that there is a portable version of the program. That is, it can be carried around as a single EXE file on a USB flash drive and run on any Windows computer without having to be installed first. I ended my blog posting with this warning:
... new features ... scare me - new code is more likely to be buggy than older, established code. Still, I will use and recommend version 2.3 because of the bug fixes it contains, but be sure to check for updates (Help -> Check for Updates Now... ) relatively often.
Computer users are sometimes faced with a choice between software with the latest features vs. software that is tried and true. Defensive computing means opting for software with the best chance of being bug-free. See.
Update. May 22, 2008 11AM ET: Still, no update to the Foxit PDF Reader. To be continued...
Update. May 23, 2008 1PM ET: A new version of the Foxit PDF Reader.