DocHub Security Patch
It would be good to have some sort of solution/ patch/ workaround/ update to prevent Google DocHub from being able to edit locked forms. I've noticed that by dropping an adobe pdf into DocHub does a few things:
1. Even if document password protected to prevent editing it is easily editable and doesnt seem to honor those security settings
2. When document is locked after signing DocHub allows all the previously fillable fields to be edited while still retaining the original signature
3. even if a fillable form is converted to flattened copy, once dropped into DocHub all the fillable fields are able to be edited again.
Anything to prevent dochub from ignoring/ bypassing the security settings would be great... essentially they are able to manipulate/ edit adobe pdfs even after applying numerous security settings. Thanks.
Admincdas (Admin, Adobe) commented
Thank you for reporting the issue.
The point you have raised is correct. DocHub does not honor the restrictions set to a file when it opens the files.
On a signed file, it removes the signature from the doc and allows all the changes that were restricted.However the modified file will no longer be a signed file. It is unable to open a file encrypted with a certificate . It can again open a file that is password protected. It asks for the document open password before opening the file , but again does not honor the restrictions set.
It is upto the third party app to honor the restrictions set to a pdf. All the information is already embedded in the pdf. But some apps chose not to apply them. Once the pdf file is opened in any third party app, Acrobat has no control on how it treats the file.
I would request you to please raise the concern with Google.
Thanks and regards.