Title: Hidden information in Microsoft Word

Authors: Li Liu; Yang Xiao; Jingyuan Zhang; Andrew Faulkner; Keith Weber

Addresses: Center of Human Computer Interaction and Virtual Reality, College of Computer Science and Technology, Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong 250101, China. ' Department of Computer Science, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487, USA. ' Department of Computer Science, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487, USA. ' Department of Computer Science, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487, USA. ' Department of Computer Science, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487, USA

Abstract: There is no doubt that Microsoft Word is the leading personal word processing software on the Windows platform. The intuitive user interface provides convenient editing as if it was doing so on a real note pad for publication. Even though users apparently see what they put on the electronic document in Word format, not-apparent information is recorded by the software itself based on the users| behaviour or identification. This information is called |Hidden Information|. In this paper, we discuss what is concealed in the Word file and its related issues.

Keywords: computer security; hidden information; Microsoft Word.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSN.2011.043671

International Journal of Security and Networks, 2011 Vol.6 No.2/3, pp.123 - 135

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 08 Nov 2011 *

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