Transmitting encrypted PDFs via email

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Hi!  I could use some help. My company plans to send out critical data to our clients in encrypted PDF format. Is there a danger that they could be blocked in the future as virus scanners become more sophisticated and conclude that they could be carrying malware?

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  • CharlieBrowne

    How are they planning on sending out the data?

    Email, FTP, ??

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  • TomLiotta
    The question title says "email", but an AV false positive could be signaled regardless of transmission medium. In any case, yes, there is always a chance that one or more could be blocked. If that's a serious obstacle, then don't use e-mail as a file-transfer protocol. Use a real file-transfer protocol instead. -- Tom
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