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Exclude malware in PDF documents!

Malicious software in PDF documents has far-reaching consequences. If the file itself brings malware with it, a wave of infected devices can be set off. Tracking via PDF documents can also be a problem for professions in need of protection, such as journalists. The popular formats are a preferred exchange format. It also happens in the format created by Adobe that this can contain malware.


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Is there a security problem with PDF documents?

Basically, files in PDF format are documents in which there is a lot of work to accommodate malware. It is not impossible - but it is more time-consuming compared to e.g. Word documents with macros. There are two approaches that attackers can exploit:

  • Include malware in the document to exploit a vulnerability in the reader / viewer or other software
  • By loading images, determine when and from which IP address they are loaded

Popular software for viewing and editing PDFs, such as Foxit or Adobe Reader, therefore receive updates at regular intervals. However, it is not just the transmission of malware that is problematic. Tracking through PDF documents is also possible in this way. Target groups such as journalists find themselves in a bind. By placing content that is loaded from third-party servers, the opening of the document can be tracked. Some professional groups find themselves in a bind.

How can tracking and risks with PDF documents be reduced?

Up-to-date virus protection can basically help to detect harmful PDF documents and prevent the execution of the malware. With Dangerzone, however, there is software that goes one step further and processes PDF documents in such a way that further danger can be ruled out. The procedure of the freely available tool is as follows:

  1. Documents are converted to PDF format (if not already available in PDF format)
  2. The PDF is then converted into a pixel file. Malicious software is removed in this step, as only the image or data is recorded via the pixels
  3. A PDF file is now created from the pixel data set. This can now be opened without hesitation

The input format does not have to be PDF by any means. Dangerzone can basically handle several file types:

  • PDF (.pdf)
  • Microsoft Word (.docx, .doc)
  • Microsoft Excel (.xlsx, .xls)
  • Microsoft Powerpint (.pptx, .ppt)
  • ODF text (.odt)
  • ODF Spreadsheet (.ods)
  • ODF Presentation (.odp)
  • ODF Graphics (.odg)
  • Jpeg (.jpg, .jpeg)
  • GIF (.gif)
  • PNG (.png)
  • TIFF (.tif, .tiff)

The end result is always a PDF file. Even if the software for reducing risks is in its first steps, it offers decisive advantages in processing. OCR is integrated and provides a text layer in the end result that can be worked with.

The transfer of the files in a sandbox ensures that potentially dangerous software cannot call home. The results are delivered in compressed form. The option to then open the documents in the PDF viewer of your choice offers the option of selecting Dangerzone as the “standard software for opening PDF documents”. In this way, a PDF file that is potentially dangerous cannot be opened. The open source software was inspired by QubesOS.

[su_note note_color = “# 8dfa87 ″ text_color =“ # 000000 ″ radius = “1 ″] QubesOS is known as the safest operating system in the world. The operating system recommended by Edward Snowden implements many layers of protection with the help of insulation. For this reason, the Linux derivative is recommended for target groups such as journalists. The Dangerzone software was inspired by the operating system. [/ Su_note]

Who is the software for?

In the American election campaign, cases have become known in which Word documents manipulated with the help of spearphishing attacks have been sent in order to free a backdoor on the target computer. Dangerzone is an interesting software, especially for target groups such as journalists.

PS. The detailed procedure of the software is as follows:

The first container starts and

  • Mounts a volume with the original document
  • Then LibreOffice or GraphicsMaguck is used to create a PDF file on the original document
  • poppler is then used to split the file and convert it to PNG format
  • GraphicsMagick is then used to transfer the PNG pages into RGB pixel data
  • RGB pixel data is saved in a separate volume

After the process, the container is shut down and a second started:

  1. A volume is loaded in the new container with the RGB pixel data set
  2. If OCR is activated, GraphicsMagick is used to return the RGB pixel data set in PNGs. Tesseract then converts the PNGs created into searchable PDFs
  3. If OCR is not activated, GraphicsMagick returns the RGB pixel data set to a flat PDF
  4. poppler then converts the pages to a multi-page PDF document
  5. Ghostscript is used to compress the final PDF file
  6. The secure PDF file is saved in a separate volume

The container is then terminated. The PDF file can now be opened safely.

PPS. We know that the acronym stands for Protable Document Format and therefore terms like “The PDF Format” make little sense. However, we are of the opinion that the designation is beneficial for reading fluency and have therefore consciously decided on the spelling.


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