RE: PDFs and Viruses?

Subject: RE: PDFs and Viruses?
From: Ron Hearn <rhearn -at- central1 -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2010 12:15:43 -0700

I just saw this item about Adobe's latest security initiative which covers PDFs:

http://www.informationweek.com/news/smb/security/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=226000099&cid=nl_tw_security_2010-07-21_h


Regards,

Ron Hearn
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From: techwr-l-bounces+rhearn=cucbc -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+rhearn=cucbc -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of McLauchlan, Kevin
Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 7:35 AM
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Subject: RE: PDFs and Viruses?



Never mind the PDF, how about the memory stick that you used to
carry the dratted PDF?

Or your USB coffee-cup warmer.

Or the USB port-humping dog (from thinkgeek.com).

See some articles and comments about hardware trojans:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20727676.300-usb-coffeecup-warmer-could-be-stealing-your-data


So far, Snopes is not debunking this one...



- Kevin (Is my Sandisk Cruzer reporting my data to the Evil Empire? or the Middle Kingdom?)



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References:
PDFs and Viruses?: From: Keith Hansen
Re: PDFs and Viruses?: From: Jimmy Breck-McKye
RE: PDFs and Viruses?: From: McLauchlan, Kevin

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