Why Adobe PDF password protection is useless & secure DRM alternatives
PDFs were created to be highly shareable, and they have succeeded in that mission. Adobe estimates that billions of PDF files are created each day, with many of them shared via email, uploaded to a cloud storage service, or sent via a workplace chat app. What PDFs have not succeeded in, however, is security. In their default form (and when password protected), the contents of a PDF file can easily be read, modified, copied, and stolen. Today, we’ll show you how to protect a PDF to mitigate this risk.