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Does a secure pdf reader/creator exist?
From: Gregory Baker <travelingregbaker () yahoo com>
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2010 10:04:54 -0700 (PDT)

Greetings to all,

We all know that PDF (reader/creator) software is such a exploit target nowadays. Yes, there are ways to mitigate the 
risks by turning off java and the like.

We did a survey of our multi-k user base and NOBODY is using any of the fancy bloat features built into the current rev 
PDF software across 50k+ pdf files in our datastores.

So this begs the question in the subject line. We've looked at most of the alternatives out there like foxit & nitro 
and it appears that they are going down the same path as Adobe but just lagging behind. The creation tools are 
secondary as most of the OS vendors are close to building this function into the OS. Its the unsecure readers that are 
the problem.

Cost is somewhat secondary at this point as our resources are increasingly being gobbled up with Adobe patching 

Has anybody come across a secure pdf reader?

Thanks for the sage replies.

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