Re: FLOSS support for signed PDFs
On Tue, 02 Oct 2007 05:36:58 +0530
Raj Kiran Grandhi <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > I wrote:
> >> How are they doing this detection [of Acroread]?
> > Celejar writes:
> >> I don't know.
> I suspect they rely on internet explorer being the browser, install some
> sort of activex control and retrieve whatever information they can about
> the users' computer. (This can potentially include sensitive information)
> If it is not a requirement for you to deal with this particular
> financial institution, I recommend switching to someone else having
> better standards support (and inform the original institution about it
> and your reasons for the change).
> Otherwise, try the version of adobe reader that is available for linux,
> though I guess they won't be able to detect that it is installed if you
> access their site using linux. If this check for 'reader' is a one time
> process, you can probably try connecting to their site from a trusted
> windows machine with adobe reader installed, get through with the
> verification step and then continue your transactions from your normal
The detection was apparently through the browser, as per my other posts
in this thread. Installing the linux Reader made them happy.
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