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Metadata Analyzer

At a Glance
  • Generic Company Place Holder Metadata Analyzer

What's hidden in your Microsoft Office documents may harm you. There's a lot more information than you may imagine lurking in all of your Office documents, and those who receive and view them can see it all. There's hidden text, names of author documents, revision history and markup, hidden cells, hidden spreadsheets, the total number and time of revisions, and more.

Think this doesn't matter? Think again. Back in 2006, Google accidentally told the world about very sensitive financial projections because it posted a PowerPoint presentation that had notes with that information in it. And in 2003, Prime Minister Tony Blair's top communications aide Alistair Campbell released a Word document with hidden information that proved the British government used plagiarized documents as a way to justify its involvement in the Iraq war.

This free program will make sure incidents like that don't happen to you. Point it at any document, and it analyzes it, and shows you all the private information lurking in it. The program then cleans up the document for you, so that the information won't be visible.

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At a Glance
  • Generic Company Place Holder Metadata Analyzer

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