Re: On PDF's

Subject: Re: On PDF's
From: Peter Harkins <ph-tw -at- malaprop -dot- org>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2003 03:20:24 -0700

On Fri, Apr 25, 2003 at 10:56:27AM +0100, Fiona Hurley wrote:
> When you create a PDF, you can edit the security settings to prevent cutting
> and pasting. I find this a bit paranoid and I never do this when I'm
> creating PDFs myself.

It's also worth being aware that these "security" settings are not reliable
and these restrictions can be removed. Famously, a russian programmer named
Dmiti Sklyarov was arrested by the FBI at Adobe's request when he entered
the U.S. to give a lecture on the weaknesses of the system. Apparently it
uses rot13, which is comparable to pig latin.

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RE:On PDF's: From: I. Ljaljicic
RE: On PDF's: From: Fiona Hurley

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