Covers encryption basics, and PDF encryption basics, why you would want to use encryption to protect your PDF documents, what you should look for in a PDF encryption software package, and how PDF encryption differs from PDF security and PDF DRM.
Explains what PDF security is, why you would want to secure your PDF documents, and the different methods of protecting them.
PDF digital rights management
Covers PDF digital rights management (PDF DRM) and the use and effectiveness of DRM controls in protecting PDF documents.
Covers the essential security features that every PDF protection product should have – stop PDF sharing, stop copying, stop printing, stop screenshots, stop downloads, stop forwarding, prevent editing/modifying, PDF expiry and revocation, document logging and locking PDF files to devices, domains and IP addresses. Also covers the use of DRM and licensing controls and secure PDF hosting and distribution of protected PDF files.
PDF password protection
Covers the use of passwords for PDF document protection and why they are significantly flawed and insecure. Examines other alternatives to PDF password protection.
PDF copy protection
Explains what is copy protection and covers the use of copy protection in protecting PDF documents.
Covers how PDF locks are used to protect PDF files and their content from misuse and piracy and the types of PDF locks available.
Guide to how to create protected pdf files, opening and printing protected pdf files and why Locklizard DRM software does not create password protected pdf files.
Covers how to restrict PDF access and use, how these controls can be bypassed, and how they can be enforced using PDF restriction software.
Removing PDF Watermarks
People think that applying watermarks to PDF documents is a secure method of protecting their intellectual property. However there are many ways to easily remove watermarks from PDF files and this article explains how.
Adobe Content Server
Adobe Content Server is a server based PDF DRM system designed to protect PDF documents and ebooks. But plagued with security issues was this why it was withdrawn from sale?
Adobe LiveCycle Rights Management
Adobe LiveCycle Rights Management was created to protect documents within an organization. So does it provide the DRM controls that a book publisher might require, or the seller of private reports?
Adobe Digital Editions – Epub or PDF?
Adobe Digital Editions is an ebook publishing platform that supports the ePub and PDF formats. But which one should you choose for your ebooks and which one is the most secure?
Tracking PDF documents
Covers why you would want to track pdf files, what choices you have to do so, and what issues you many come across.
PDF Expiry & Revocation
Reasons why you would want a PDF file to expire, different ways you can expire PDFs, and how to automatically expire a PDF file after a certain time frame. How to instantly revoke PDF access.
Secure PDF Forms
The Adobe Solution to PDF form protection and why it is not secure (even if forms are digitally signed). How to distribute PDF forms securely, stop PDF forms from being edited or form data from being modifed after submission.