Unexpected features in Acrobat 7

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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

William Tasso wrote:

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And use Ghostscript instead <http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/ .

(Note: Ghostscript also allows you to *create* PDF files, which can be
handy at times.)

Toby A Inkster BSc (Hons) ARCS
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Re: Unexpected features in Acrobat 7

Toby Inkster wrote:

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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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