US faces embarassment over PDF security

Tuesday, 3 May 2005, 3:06 AM EST

Over the weekend, the United States government declassified its report on the death of Italian intelligence agent Dr. Nicola Calipari by redacting large portions that contained sensitive information, then quietly released the document in PDF format on a military Web site. In Italy, a few readers discovered that they could read the document in full - including top-secret details such as soldiers' names - with two clicks of a mouse. One of the first to report the find was Salvatore Schifani, who realized he could simply copy the contents of the PDF and paste it into a Word document.

By Elle Cayabyab at Ars Technica.

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