PDF Scrutinizer: Detecting JavaScript-based attacks in PDF documents

  title={PDF Scrutinizer: Detecting JavaScript-based attacks in PDF documents},
  author={Florian Schmitt and Jan Gassen and Elmar Gerhards-Padilla},
  journal={2012 Tenth Annual International Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust},
For a long time PDF documents have arrived in the everyday life of the average computer user, corporate businesses and critical structures, as authorities and military. Due to its wide spread in general, and because out-of-date versions of PDF readers are quite common, using PDF documents has become a popular malware distribution strategy. In this context, malicious documents have useful features: they are trustworthy, attacks can be camouflaged by inconspicuous document content, but still… CONTINUE READING
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