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Apple LaserWriter Driver

Posted on June 2, 2001

Information

Do you know that every single postscript file that you print on a Macintosh using the Print To File function actually secretly puts your email address in the file? Pretty scary, isn’t it?

Problem

Apple LaserWriter driver embeds the user email address within the postscript.

Product Effected:

All postscript file printed via print to file in MacOS.
(Tested on 8.6 and 9.0)

Download

You can download Strip A Post from:

(Strip A Post is a nice little utility that removes that piece of personal information from those postscript files)
SecureMac – 1.0 version

Jake Luck Homepage

Closing Notes

The Author Jake Luck has sent his security advisory to numerous macintosh news resources, all were reluctant to post.

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