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  • RMS Plugin Security Issue on Win8 and Win10

    We discovered that the Foxit Reader RMS Plugin has a pretty big security issue when run on Windows 8/10 with IE. Documents that should be secured can easily be screen captured and saved. Has anyone else discovered this and do you have a solution?

  • #2
    Dear NLee123,

    Thanks for your post.This situation"Foxit Reader RMS plugin cannot block screen captures in browser with Internet Explorer" is known issue which has been reported in our internal
    bug tracking system with report ID#RMS-456. We have also reported this situation to Microsoft since this issue actually need to be rectified in IE web browser.
    For your current workaround,we suggest you disable viewing PDF in IE by doing as follows:
    1.Run Foxit reader
    2.Go to Edit>Preference>File Associations>Advanced
    3.Uncheck “Include browser when setting default PDF viewer”, click Ok.
    4.Click “Make Default PDF Viewer”, and click OK to finish it.

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    • #3
      Thanks Lisa - So, were you going to inform your customers? This seems to be a serious flaw that could put confidential information at risk. Customers THINK that their files are protected when, in fact, THEY ARE NOT. If we had not found the bug ourselves, we would not have known - Foxit should have made us aware prior to purchasing licenses.

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      • #4
        Dear NLee123,

        Thanks fo your reply and sorry again for the trouble our software causes to you. I will pass your feedback on to our related department to see if it is possible to post this problem to our knowledge base system for Foxit users to know this issue before this problem is rectified.

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