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The PDF Shadow Attacks are a new class of security vulnerabilities for PDF. In case you need a tldr; then rest assured that iText is immune to the published attacks. However, we also found that iText 7 could be utilized to detect potentially malicious documents, resulting in this series of posts.

Are your PDF documents secure, and what should you do to ensure the data they contain is secure? Keeping that data secure is not only a best practice, but is often required by data privacy laws. In this blog and accompanying webinar: “PDF Security: Encryption and Digital Signatures”, we offer you the top three ways to improve your PDF document security.

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On February 25, 2019, researchers from Ruhr University Bochum  and Hackmanit GmbH published pdf-insecurity.org, a detailed explanation of several vulnerabilities they had identified in PDF viewers and online validation services relevant to signature validation in digitally-signed PDF documents. The vulnerabilities are pertinent only to such digitally-signed documents, and not to PDF in general. These vulnerabilities identified change … Read more

SEAL Systems hilft Ihnen… den digitalen Freigabeprozess Ihrer Dokumente durchgängig und nachvollziehbar zu gestalten – mit dem Aufbringen der digitalen Unterschrift der Freigeber auf dem Dokument. extern verteilte Dokumente mit einem eindeutigen Absender zu versehen – mit der digitalen Unterschrift, die den privaten Schlüssel des Absenders beinhaltet, und zwar überall und jederzeit online prüfbar. PDF/A … Read more

This white paper was written by Gerald Holmann, founder and president of Qoppa Software, a software company located in Atlanta, GA, that specializes in developing and publishing PDF applications and PDF developer tools. Protecting Financial Documents from Tampering Summary Financial documents are the essential media by which information is exchanged between parties involved in different types of transactions, … Read more

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