[texhax] security and LaTeX -related files

Christopher W. Ryan cryan at binghamton.edu
Sun Dec 12 20:51:53 CET 2004

Pardon a simple-minded question:

can plain text files, DVI files, PS files, PDF files, or any of the 
other files often encountered when writing with LaTeX, carry viruses or 
other malicious code?

Christopher W. Ryan, MD
SUNY Upstate Medical University Clinical Campus at Binghamton
and Wilson Family Practice Residency, Johnson City, NY
GnuPG and PGP public keys available at http://pgp.mit.edu

"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, 
divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the 
vast and endless sea."  [Antoine de St. Exupery]

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