NSA: How to sanitize Doc and PDF documents


The NSA released an HOW-TO on sanitizing meta data in Doc and PDF files. Check out their PDF.

I really see this as important as a lot of sensitive information gets stolen from many organizations (civilian and Government) by using attack techniques for meta data gathering, and there have been big mistakes done in the past with sensitive information (such as marking lines black in a PDF while the real text is still there, just hidden).

An attacker does not even have to steal sensitive documents. As one example of an attack, he or she can go and check your company’s web site for officially released documents. SecuriTeam Blogs » How to sanitize Doc and PDF documents, by the NSA

Linked by shanmuga Saturday, 21st January 2006 11:50PM