Disclosing Private Information From Metadata, Hidden Info and Lost Data
Source: Black Hat
Documents contain metadata and hidden information that can be used to disclose private data and to fingerprint an organization and its network computers. This document shows what kinds of data can be found, how to extract them and proposes some solutions to the problem stated here. Any paper can have associated metadata that contain lost information or hidden data. In particular, Microsoft Office and OpenOffice documents may contain data about the internal network, its user accounts and machines, shared resources, services provided, operating systems, and more.