[tor-talk] pdf with tor

flipchan at riseup.net flipchan at riseup.net
Fri Jul 10 00:01:21 UTC 2015

couldnt we just code some protection against this
On Thursday, July 09, 2015 01:41:44 AM Apple Apple wrote:
> I feel like the wrong issue is being discussed here; the real danger is not
> really IP leaks. If you skipped Seth's post because of its length I suggest
> you go back and read it.
> If someone manages to trick your PDF viewer into running arbitrary code
> with a malicious PDF file, that person may then have full control over your
> machine and all your files, passwords, emails etc. In this situation Tor
> cannot protect your privacy and anonymity anymore.
> This is why the Tor project provides the stringent recommendation of
> dedicating an isolated virtual machine to opening PDF files.

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