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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.


Join the PDF Association’s Duff Johnson and iText’s Michaël Demey on May 28th for a conversation about security features in PDF. We’ll cover encryption, certificates, DRM and digital signatures.

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The SafeDocs research is intended to result in novel parser methodologies to ensure security in digital content.

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