How secure are passworded PDFs

Subject: How secure are passworded PDFs
From: John Posada <JPosada -at- book -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2003 12:43:04 -0500

Hi, boss is making sounds about having me be the caretaker of the
password dictionary.

This directory is the logons and passwords to all the servers that have
interfaces to our application.

I'm not concerned about keeping my source Framemaker book safe from prying
eyes, especially since I keep my files on my local computer, not on the
network. However, since only I use Frame, I need to make the document
available in something more universal and I'm thinking PDF.

Access from the outside is not an issue because our firewall is pretty
tight. However, I want to restrict access from internal eyes.

So, if I was to make it an ebook and PW it, is it secure under normal
conditions? (I accept that nothing is secure under abnormal conditions)

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer
jposada -at- book -dot- com
NY: 212-414-6656
Dayton: 732-438-3372
"Alright, nobody move! I've got a dragon here, and I'm not afraid to use it"
---------- Donkey


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