Guidelines on Active Content and Mobile Code

Guidelines on Active Content and Mobile Code

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The private and public sectors depend heavily upon info. tech. systems to perform essential, mission-critical functions. As existing technology evolves and new technologies are introduced to provide improved capabilities and advanced features in systems, new technology-related vulnerabilities often arise. Organizations implementing and using advanced technologies must be on guard. One such category of technologies is active content, which refers to electronic documents that can carry out or trigger actions automatically without an individual directly or knowingly invoking the actions. Exploits based on vulnerabilities in active content technologies can be insidious. This report recommends key guidelines for dealing with active content. Illus.4.1.2 Portable Document Format (PDF) Portable Document Format (PDF) [ Ado07b] is a page description language from ... the execution of an embedded VBScript file, which attempts to mail out the PDF file to others using Microsoft Outlook.

Title:Guidelines on Active Content and Mobile Code
Author:Wayne A. Jansen
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2010-01


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