Researcher Details Security Concerns and Hidden Data in Word Documents Online

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on August 18, 2003

Scalable Exploitation of, and Responses to Information Leakage Through Hidden Data in Published Documents, by Simon Byers, AT&T’s Research Labs.

  • Mr. Beyer’s research focused on the tools and techniques used to “search for hidden data in Word documents.” The use of hidden text is routine in the process of creating documents using Word, so this article is worth reading for its clear and concise directions to protect these “hidden payloads” before documents are posted on the Web.
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