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Re: OT: Acrobat Reader needs plugin?

Matthew Saltzman wrote:
On Tue, 2007-09-04 at 20:13 -0500, Mike McCarty wrote:

I have some PDFs which Acrobat claims needs the "file open" plugin.
Does anyone know what this is, what it does, and why Acrobat Reader
wants me to get it?

Coincidentally, the Numerical Recipes Web page I referred to in another
current thread requires that very plug-in.


Not a coincidence :-)

And, tcpdump showed attempts to look up the website being done.
They failed. I had inadvertently ;-> pulled the DSL out of the
modem before trying to open the file. Using other than Acrobat
resulted in "this file is encrypted, please enter the password".
Also, a hidden directory ~/.fileopen with NumericalRecipes got
installed, along with another binary file. Apparently, someone
is trying to track opens to those files.

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