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Topic: WARNING: Acrobat Not Secure!!!
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 66579
From: supertodd
Date: 6/11/2002 03:31 AM

Everybody who uses web served FDF files to populate PDF forms:

Anytime anything is downloaded from the web into a pdf (this includes FDF files), a temp file is created on the users machine that contains all their FDF data in plain text!!! Worse yet, the temp file is not cleaned up when Acrobat reader 5.0 is closed (from within a web browser). To find this file, make sure you have "show all hidden files" turned on and search for "acr*.tmp" under Start Menu>Search>Files or Folders... (it will show up in the temporary internet files dir for the user logged in).

I handle sensitive data and I was considering using PDF technology, but the data was too sensitive to be stored in plain text on a users hard drive. I can't use this until Adobe gets their act together and fix this bug (or is it a feature?) Please, Adobe, DELETE YOUR TEMP FILES!!!!!!

Anybody have an opinion on this or a workaround???

Thanks,
-T

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