A search for “Rational Publishing Engine” reveals the following link in the top 5 results:
The PDF looks like what you can see below and the suspiciously looking link inside leads to a site that is blocked by the IBM firewall. As I can’t get to the the content of that page I cannot say with 100% certainty it is indeed a malicious site however the whole setup is very suspicious and I recommend caution.
My colleague Kumaraswamy Gowda has recorded a video to demonstrate how to generated password protected Word and PDF documents with RPE 1.3.
I want to start the coverage of the new features in 1.3 with the security theme. These features come to complete the existing Security Considerations for Rational Publishing Engine.
This is a discussion on the tools exposed by RPE to help users build or integrate RPE in a secure document generation flow and not a discussion on the security of RPE itself as that is a constant activity. The RPE development team and dedicated security teams constantly test and review RPE’s security using IBM Security AppScan, threat modelling, penetration testing etc.
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