[Owasp-topten] Problems using copy and paste from Acrobat reader file

Hummel, Martin J S240 Martin.Hummel at CIGNA.COM
Fri Jan 24 14:58:02 EST 2003

To the authors of the OWASP top 10 web application security vulnerabilities

First of all, great job on the document!  I am having a slight problem that
I hope you can help me solve.  I am trying to copy several section of the
OWASPWebApplicationSecurityTopTen-Version1.pdf file and paste them into an
MS word 2002 document.  I have been able to copy and paste from other
acrobat docs into word, but for some reason when I paste the text it appears
as if it has undergone some sort of encoding.  For example, copy the
following text (using the text select tool button, selecting the text, and
typing Ctrl-C)

"handling of errors can introduce a variety of security problems for a web

results in the following string when pasted into a word doc:


The version of Acrobat is 5.0.5 9/24/2001.  The version of Word is 2002
(10.4109.3501) SP-1.

I am including a reference by name and URL to the original source of the
document, so that credit may be given to OWASP and readers will be
encouraged to go to your site for more information.

Any assistance you can give would be appreciated.


Martin Hummel
CIGNA Information Protection
Engineering & Standards, S240
Web/Network/Systems Team
martin.hummel at cigna.com

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