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Researcher Wants to Kill Hidden Printer Dots on Documents to Help Whistleblowers
9 June 2017, 8:45 pm

One security researcher is on a war path against those hidden dots left behind by laser printers, dots which may be the reason why the DOJ figured out who was behind the latest NSA leak regarding Russia's hacking of the US voting system ahead of last year's elections. 

Gabor Szathmari, who works for CryptoAustralia, says he wants to develop a method to improve security of leaked documents by removing the hidden dots left behind by laser printers. This is a system that's in place to watermark documents and track down leakers, which is exactly what it helped for. 

Szathmari has submitted a pull request to the PDF Redact Tools, which is a project for securely redacting and stripping metadata from documents before they are published. His request is that the PDF Red... (read more)

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