[ILUG] PDF protection.
paolo at marchiori.net
Tue Feb 28 17:42:39 GMT 2006
jason corcoran, Tue, Feb 28, 2006 at 03:24:04PM +0000:
> I have a pdf file that someone has put drm protection on to stop it being edited.
PDFs have two level of protection, both unlockable with a password. The
first level (the "user password") permits the PDF to be read, printed or
compiled (it a form). The second level allow more pasturating with the PDF,
The first idea that comes to mind is bruteforcing the PDF. You need a fast
machine, a dictionary, a bruteforcing tool and pdftk. Read the man page for it.
Or, if you like closed proprietary software, try verypdf's pwdremover and
elcomsoft (do the words "Dimitri Sklyarov" ring a bell?) password recovery
pbm - "But something happened - don't know if I can explain it
just call me the man whose heart turned to stone"
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