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Is it Possible to Disable Adobe Security Measures?

As a resource for PDF security information, we are often asked if it is possible to disable the Adobe security measures that come in Adobe software.  What most people are surprised to find out is that disabling Adobe security features is actually quite easy to do.  Because so many individuals and corporations rely on Adobe for document security, people assume that Adobe systems are failsafe.  Does it come as a surprise to you that disabling Adobe security features is easy?  You are not alone.

Adobe has done, and is doing, a good job of trying to keep their products secure.  Obviously, one of their goals is to provide a product that will allow businesses and individuals the ability to create and send documents in a secure format.   The Adobe security team has also done a good job of finding flaws in their programs and developing fixes for those Adobe security flaws.  Most recently, a patch was introduced by the Adobe security team for a problem that would potentially allow hackers to gain unauthorized access to computers systems affected by a failure of the Adobe security measures.   (See the Adobe security website for more information – http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb09-10.html.) 

Unfortunately, like any company attempting to provide a superior product or service, it opens up the door for other people to try to profit from their success.  If you search the internet for “Adobe security remover” you will get over 8 million hits.  There are many companies that make a living by providing ways to remove Adobe security and password protection from files.

So what does this mean to you?  This means that you must find a way to ensure your Adobe security.  While there are many companies who want to give you ways to circumvent Adobe security measures, there are also companies who provide additional security to enhance what Adobe already includes in their software packages.  Search “Enhanced Adobe security” to find companies who can help you get a higher level of security.