[tor-talk] pdf with tor

Mirimir mirimir at riseup.net
Fri Jul 3 23:45:17 UTC 2015

On 07/03/2015 02:36 PM, Lars Luthman wrote:
> On Fri, 2015-07-03 at 14:30 -0600, Mirimir wrote: 
>> On 07/03/2015 02:16 PM, mtsio wrote:
>>> Hello everyone,
>>> Is it safe to open pdf documents inside Tor Browser?
>> As other have said, it is NOT safe to do that, because PDFs can bypass
>> Tor. However, it IS safe to open PDFs in Whonix, because all
>> Internet-bound traffic either uses Tor, or is black-holed.
> Can PDF.js bypass Tor? How? I thought it used the same networking code
> and proxy settings as the rest of Firefox.

Maybe so. But without firewall rules, there's risk. There's also risk of
downloading the PDF, and opening it with another app.

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