Guideon & Related Info

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by ShotgunGirl, Mar 9, 2004.

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  1. ShotgunGirl

    ShotgunGirl Guest

    THIS IS AN OUTDATED PRODUCT AN THIS POST IS STRICKLY FOR DISCUSSIONARY PURPOSE


    Please note the mention of M$ Ducuments

    "Issaquah, WA
    March 10, 1999

    Vector Development announced today the release of Guideon, a free product that allows people to remove GUIDs from Microsoft Office files. These files, which include Microsoft Word Documents and Excel Spreadsheets, include an identifier that can be used t o identify the author or at a minimum the machine upon which the document was written.

    This can be a serious problem for privacy since it could be used to prove who wrote a sensitive document. Unfortunately Microsoft didn't tell anyone that this identifier existed or provide a way to turn it off. As a result we have developed a free softw are application that allows people to remove these identifiers from Microsoft Office files.

    This was a real first to me. Was awear of other ID revealers but not this one. Wonder if the new Windows still have this ?

    http://www.vecdev.com/guideonpr.html
     
  2. Detox

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    Yup, have a look in Javacool's section at his "docscrubber" ;)

    Over here
     
  3. ShotgunGirl

    ShotgunGirl Guest

    Thank you Detox, was not awear of the program by Javacool. Will download it NOW!
     
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