It was my privilege to represent Datalogics at the PDF Hackathon that our partner company Callas Software organized in Berlin on April 11 and 12. This was Callas’ second Hackathon; their first was focused on Callas’s new and impressive pdfChip technology, but this iteration was broadened in scope to any PDF-related
Pharming attacks are fairly ubiquitous on the web these days. According to Wikipedia, “a Pharming attack is a cyber attack intended to redirect a website’s traffic to another, fake site. Pharming can be conducted either by changing the hosts file on a victim’s computer or by exploitation of a vulnerability in DNS server software.” The idea is to get you enter some private information in an HTML form that will give the attacker a way to leverage that information for further attacks… like identity theft.
Actually, this is the same old Ducky, rendered to grayscale, split apart by gray-scale level, vectorized with POTrace, and then recombined. We are going to use this PDF to demonstrate some other ways to make shades of gray; this time using tiling Patterns. The key to this is this illusion:
Our last release of our PDF Java Toolkit was 4.7.0 and since then we have been working hard on making updates to the core of PDF Java Toolkit as well as the samples that go with it. This is a major release for us (as you can see by the change in the version number) and we have gone through a number of internal releases and trials with some of our heaviest users to ensure that it is ready for use. Let’s take a look at what has changed!