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Offline Atomic-S

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Did you know that when you create word-processing files in any of several formats using certain widely used word processors, the name that your software is registered or installed under is included within the document? That name is not visible under normal document viewing, but can be seen by anyone with a plain-text editor. That means it can be read anywhere the document goes. I wonder what other personal information these files may carry.


 

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« Reply #1 on: 28/05/2009 11:59:21 »
There can be "hidden" metadata in digital photographs and sound files too.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 01/06/2009 20:42:30 »
For this very reason my software is registered to GW Bush at the White House.

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What is your word processor blabbing to the world?
« Reply #3 on: 04/06/2009 07:34:40 »
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when you create word-processing files in any of several formats using certain widely used word processors, the name that your software is registered or installed under is included within the document?


What your saying is why word documents are "binary files" not "text"
click properties on any file and see the ultimate owner.

I write software, and the executables can fail in another machine after download becaue of
the ultimate owner permissions.
« Last Edit: 04/06/2009 07:37:49 by nicephotog »
 

Offline DANIEL ISAAC

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« Reply #4 on: 04/06/2009 10:34:13 »
please iwant a complete explanation on how a a microprocessor works.can u kindly send this to my mail box
 

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