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- Unexpected features in Acrobat 7
- William Tasso
April 13, 2005, 8:24 pm
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So, where exactly does your port:80 traffic go?
Unexpected features in Acrobat 7: http://lwn.net/Articles/129729 /
[A company called Remote Approach is promising to alert PDF publishers as
to the "reach and use of their materials." ]
[Remote Approach started logging views from our IP address]
[the information reported includes the fact that the document had been
read, our IP address, and which viewer it had been read in]
It may not be rocket science, but it's making my head hurt.
Since the documents could be programmed to phone home to any site, the
usual hosts/dns trick is of little use as a serious defence. Someone was
talking about sand-boxes and local firewalls earlier this week.
In the meantime: methinks acrord32.exe (or whatever it's called on your
system) must go into the same box as any other spyware
Disclaimer: I haven't done any testing personally.
Whatever you do - do something.
Re: Unexpected features in Acrobat 7
Toby Inkster wrote:
Just for the record, so does OpenOffice, albeit it won't *read* them.
If I were going to use it for PDFs, I'd do the work in .sxw and save
the keepers to .pdf as needed.
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