Tag: security

Best of Planet PDF 2 released

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Planet PDF has just released the long-lost second edition of its annual ‘Best bits’ compilation. The free Best of Planet PDF publication contains Planet PDF’s biggest articles from 2004 (yep, 2004). Volume 2 is 83 pages full of select Planet PDF news features, tips, interviews, product information and more that was published at Planet PDF during 2004.

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Debenu Updates PDF Library to Improve Online PDF Viewing

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Debenu today announced the release of a major update to its flagship product. According to the developer, Debenu Quick PDF Library 11 adds support for Delphi XE7 and includes a combined 49 new functions, enhancements and bug fixes.

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Vision-e releases free digital signature app for iPad

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Vision-e has launched eSign, a free iPad app for signing PDF documents. After signing the PDF, the new addition to Apple’s App Store can then be used to save or email the PDF document on.

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Mac-based digital signature application updated

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Today saw the release of PDF Signet 1.3, the latest version of Czech independent developer Vaclav Slavik’s Mac OS X certificate-based digital signature tool.

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Two Passwords Are Better Than One: The Low-Down On PDF Security

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For people who don’t spend their time looking at PDF files in text editors*, PDF security is a sometimes misunderstood beast.

For example, those document restrictions that PDF files sometimes have — no Printing, Content Copying, Page Extraction, etc — are essentially useless unless the PDF also has a User Password.

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Security updates available for Adobe Reader and Acrobat: September 10 2013

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Adobe have released a security update for Adobe Reader and Acrobat XI (11.0.03). The security patch also works for earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh. The update is for critical vulnerabilities and it is advisable to download it.

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PDF Security: A Brief What, Why and How

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Information that we have stored on our computers can be of a very sensitive nature, things we want private for business or personal reasons. There are also a number of ways that old, and new programs, formats and systems can be hacked. Flaws can be exploited and work-arounds can be made. There are always things that can be done to mitigate these risks.

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Better Password Recovery Tool for Mac by AST Software

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AST Software has come out with an updated version of what can either be described as reconnaissance tool or attack software.

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Swartz honored with Twitter-based PDF campaign

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Aaron Swart, 26 year old Internet activist and co-author of RSS and committed suicide last Friday – however, in a tribute to him, since then hundreds have been posting thousands of documents on Twitter with a #pdftribute hashtag.

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Adobe Reader and PDF security threats

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In recent years PDF has gotten a bit of a reputation for being a risky format, with security alerts related to Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat, and by extension PDF, being issued with some frequency. Rowan Hanna reviews the recent history of PDF exploits.

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