8 Replies Latest reply on Aug 12, 2015 1:37 PM by Andrew_Samuel

    Redaction still visible on cut and paste to Word in Adobe 9 Professional

    Andrew_Samuel Level 1

      Hi

       

      As a Public Authority and Government Organisation in the UK subject to the Freedom of Information Act we purchased Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional some years ago to allow us to redact sensitive text from documents before releasing them to the public.

       

      I've now found out that if a user cuts the blacked out text to Microsoft Word the redacted text is visible.

       

      This is a HUGE security flaw and it's crazy that a product sold with the intention of easing the redaction process is so easy to circumvent!!

       

      How is this possible and what's the fix (and Adobe please don't say pay £400 to update you version)

       

      Help and comments from Adobe please.