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Remove PDF password restrictions using ColorSync
Authored by: mubarak on Dec 29, '05 09:52:20AM

This hint does nothing to allow you to read documents that you are not supposed to read without a password.

b00le wrote on Thu, Dec 29 '05 at 06:53AM
> My company often uses password protection on pdf docs to prevent others
> from changing them (eg: a price list) or easily copying proprietary
> information, presentations etc. I've even seen documents which forbid
> printing, which seems to be going a bit far, but the point is there are
> legitimate uses for password protection. I'd like to know what this does to a
> pdf that's been electronically signed... Better watch out, or the lawyers will
> getcha.

And why is your company using an insecure technology for security, or an open-source one for proprietary ends? Better watch out or the lawyers/hackers will getcha!

jcbeckman wrote on Thu, Dec 29 '05 at 06:23AM
> Sometimes those restrictions are there to prevent theft of photos and text.
> Should MacOSXHints be telling people how to do this sort of thing?

You mean no one knows how to do a screen capture?

Pretending that an insecure technology is secure, may give you a false sense of security, but is not likely to save you in a lawsuit, or from people who mean you harm.

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