[funsec] A Hacker Dream Come True: Adobe and Yahoo Tests Ads
InsidePDF Documen ts
michaelslists at gmail.com
Thu Nov 29 02:00:50 CST 2007
ad's have been coming to pdf's for years now though. you'd have to be
blind not to have seen it. adobe even have a little slot for it in
their later readers.
it does seem like an incredibly bad idea.
maybe one day we can get a nice non-writable format that is simple and
will never change. complexity is bad :)
anyway a format is only as safe as it's reader. so what we really need
is a nice, secure, pdf reader. foxit i use, but i'm sure there are
On 11/29/07, Jamz_Yaneza at trendmicro.com <Jamz_Yaneza at trendmicro.com> wrote:
> Oh just great ... Not!
> After being touted as one of the safer formats to use
> (thus lots of government sites now use PDF), in one
> fell swoop you go ahead and shoot yourself on the foot
> and make yourself vulnerable.
> Wonders never cease.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org
> > [mailto:funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org] On Behalf Of Paul Ferguson
> > Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2007 2:37 PM
> > To: funsec at linuxbox.org
> > Subject: [funsec] A Hacker Dream Come True: Adobe and Yahoo
> > Tests Ads InsidePDF Documen ts
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> > eah. That's what I thought.
> > Via Reuters.
> > [snip]
> > Software maker Adobe Systems Inc and Internet company Yahoo
> > Inc said on
> > Wednesday they will offer a service to let publishers run
> > advertisements in
> > Adobe's popular document-reading format.
> > The new service, Ads for Adobe PDF Powered by Yahoo, presents
> > publishers
> > with an alternative to conventional subscriptions, which, if widely
> > adopted, could open up a new model based on free,
> > ad-supported publishing,
> > analysts said.
> > [snip]
> > More:
> > http://www.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUSN2754715120071129
> > Screaming for compromise, methinks...
> > - - ferg
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