danger lurks in PDF documents

Posted by bob on Jan 2, 2011 12:27 PM EDT
The H Security; By Stefan Krempl
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At the 27th Chaos Communication Congress (27C3) in Berlin, security researcher Julia Wolf of US company FireEye pointed out numerous, previously hardly known, security problems in connection with Adobe's PDF standard. For instance, a PDF can reportedly contain a database scanner that becomes active and scans a network when the document is printed on a network printer.

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