Unexpected features in Acrobat 7
Posted Apr 1, 2005 15:57 UTC (Fri) by dps
Parent article: Unexpected features in Acrobat 7
Given the limited avialabilkity of IP space I would expect that remote approach, and most of the rest of the world, have very limited room of manover their box's IP address. An IP tables output rule, or equivalent controls on a separate firewall, would suffice to stop documents calling home.
In my office it would be sufficient not to mention the (squid) web proxy to acroread, so it tries to send the HTTP request directly. This will not work because the firewall's default is deny and only the proxy has permission to get out to port 80 (and 443). Port 25 and 53 are limited to professional name and mail servers.
I suspect that some other spyware might not work on my office's network too. Nobody has asked me to "fix" that yet :-)
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