close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Welcome to Glock Talk

Why should YOU join our Glock forum?

  • Converse with other Glock Enthusiasts
  • Learn about the latest hunting products
  • Becoming a member is FREE and EASY

If you consider yourself a beginner or an avid shooter, the Glock Talk community is your place to discuss self defense, concealed carry, reloading, target shooting, and all things Glock.

Can PDF's do bad things?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Hines57, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. Hines57

    Hines57 Simple Member

    5,727
    985
    Jan 17, 2001
    On the road
    I got 2 e-mails in a row from people I don't know with no explanation. Can anything bad be sent by pdf?
     
  2. pesticidal

    pesticidal Eh? CLM

    11,814
    22
    Jun 5, 2002
    North Dakota
    I dunno, but I think I got the same ones. I preview all mail with Mailwasher, and deleted them.
     


  3. Hines57

    Hines57 Simple Member

    5,727
    985
    Jan 17, 2001
    On the road
    I get a fair amount of unknown e-mail for work so I don't want to delete it if I don't have to, but I have never heard if pdf's can contain any kind of bad stuff.

    They were labeled as

    paid-ELHJGGPAIXOHHS.pdf attached from @mail.twu.edu

    Alert.pdf from @pocketmail.com
     
  4. sjfrellc

    sjfrellc CLM

    720
    0
    Dec 26, 2004
    Novi, Michigan
    In my mindspring/earthlink mail box, a lot of suspect email showed up today with PDF attachments. Delete as spam. Somethings up.
     
  5. YES!

    http://news.zdnet.co.uk/security/0,1000000189,39285342,00.htm

     
  6. pesticidal

    pesticidal Eh? CLM

    11,814
    22
    Jun 5, 2002
    North Dakota
    I got another one this morning. The IP address is from Korea. Got deleted.
     
  7. neeko

    neeko

    499
    0
    Dec 22, 2002
    Florida
    adobe acrobat/reader are known attack vectors for crackers. so yes a pdf that opens in adobe can be malicious.
     
  8. NetNinja

    NetNinja Always Faithful

    967
    0
    Oct 23, 2001
    HotLanta, GA
    There is a freaking plethora full of those freaking emails getting into my server. Driving me crazy!
    Most of them comming from egreetings of course spoofed.