04 April 2005

Adobe Acrobat Spying on Users

http://helping.net/p2p/AdobeAcrobatSpyingonUsers.html

The well known PDF reader Adobe Reader reports back to a central server whenever you open specially marked PDF documents.

The newly released Adobe Reader 7 again allows authors of PDF documents to embed an arbitrary web address which is then informed whenever you open the document. This use of "web-bugs" is the same functionality used by spammers to track and verify use of your email address and is done without informing the user and without consent.

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