General problem needs a general solution
Posted Apr 1, 2005 14:39 UTC (Fri) by kevinbsmith
In reply to: Unexpected features in Acrobat 7
Parent article: Unexpected features in Acrobat 7
Even if your proxy does block RemoteApproach itself, it won't block other similar "attacks". RemoteApproach could register a new domain every month. Competitors may spring up. Someone may create a tool that allows PDF authors to embed tracking that goes to an arbitrary site of the author's choosing.
I don't use acroread myself, but I will recommend to my friends that they disable acroread plugins entirely (as described in posts above), at least as a starting point. I wonder what other privacy and/or security vulnerabilities lurk within those (closed source) plugins.
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