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Best Way To Unlock Protected PDF?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by CEPI, May 6, 2013.

  1. CEPI

    CEPI Power Member

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    Does anyone know of a way to unlock a protected PDF? I would like to extract and re-write about 15 pages of a 180 page PDF file, but it has full protection and I can't even copy and paste into a word editor of any kind. I hate the idea of having to re-type all of it.

    Any quick work arounds?

    This is in the lounge because I had no idea where to put it.
     
  2. voljin

    voljin Junior Member

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    Screenshot the pages and use OCR software to extract the text. That's what I do couple months ago when I'm in the same situation. I know it's lame, but yea it's much better than retype manually :D
     
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  3. CEPI

    CEPI Power Member

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    I'll try to give that a shot as a last resort. The text is rather small with sub and super script and notes. Could be a rough one for OCR software. I will keep that in mind though.
     
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    You're welcome

    http://www.pdfunlock.com/


     
  5. rehanharris

    rehanharris Newbie

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    Using Kernel for PDF Restriction Removal tool one can very easily and quickly unlock or remove restriction from protected PDF Files without any hassle or harms of original data of pdf files.