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Thursday, May 11, 2006

PDF Security Compromised in Gmail !

PDF authors go to great lengths to protect their documents. But circumventing PDF security could be as easy as opening the document inside Google's e-mail service. Last month, a blog post written by Andreas Bovens—a Belgian doctoral candidate in Japanese Studies attending school in Tokyo—demonstrated how Gmail's PDF-to-HTML filter could circumvent some rights-management features in PDFs, such as copying and printing limitations set by a PDF document's author. More at the source.

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