Questions about computer safety concerns when running TeX programs or viewing TeX-created documents. For questions about managing digital rights (e.g. password-protected documents) use the {drm} tag.

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LuaTex doesn't open installed packages with openin_any=p options

I plan to launch online LuaTeX compile service. I installed LuaTeX using TexLive 2015 in CentOS 7. For security concerns, I want to restrict opening files. Therefore, I set openin_any=p. But, it also ...
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Is CTAN secure against attackers uploading bugged versions of well-known packages?

I was checking out how to make a CTAN package, and I was surprised that it does not involve making it account: you simply have to fill out a form. If you have a new version of a package, you simply ...
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CTAN Mirror Integrity - Miktex Update

Does the Miktex Updater ensure that the downloaded packages from a CTAN mirror are not corrupted in comparison to the original version? When looking up the update log there are messages about a ...
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aeb-pro / example sign

I using MikTeX 2.9. Right now I'm looking at Digitally signing the generated pdf. I ran accross the AcroTeX Education Bundle and am attempting to compile the example sign.tex from the aeb-pro ...