[Esa-l]Adobe PDF files can be used as virus carriers (fwd)

Brett Glass brett at lariat.org
Tue Aug 7 15:04:07 PDT 2001

At 03:26 PM 8/7/2001, John D. Hardin wrote:
>Oh, joy. How do we deal with *this*?

There's no need to deal with it instantly. It uses file annotations,
which aren't in Acrobat Reader. 

But in the long run, antivirus programs will probably need to peek
inside PDF files, just as they do with ZIP files. One of the things
that complicates this is the encryption which Dmitri Sklyarov has been
jailed for breaking. If an antivirus program can't read an encapsulated
file, how can it recognize a virus?


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