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Windows 7: How to see hidden text or hidden streams in a doc(x) file in Starter


10 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
How to see hidden text or hidden streams in a doc(x) file in Starter

I was checking Microsoft Office Word Starter 2010 and I realized that one of the files had hidden text in it. From Options - Display, I chose show hidden text and it was "Top of Form" at the top of the page. But I got curious about this and made some search and I realized that you can hide text in a txt file with a stream method and also there can be hidden streams in processes also.

How can I find out if a doc(x) file has no streams in it. I mean the hidden text may be seen by the method of Options - Display; but can someone hide something with a password in a doc(x) file? If yes, how can I find this out?

How can someone create a hidden text protected with a password in a txt or doc(x) or any other file? How can it be seen? How can it be removed?

How can someone hide anything in a process? How can it be seen? How can it be removed?

Thank you.

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10 Mar 2012   #2

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

not familiar with the txt embed you are talking about.
Dropping foreign script into a process is a pretty basic VB method though I suppose you could call it injection even though that's only half accurate.
In fact almost the entire .net framework and your extended .dll library are there for that specific purpose.
common pieces of code and functions are supported by the various link libraries and allow programers shortcuts, instead of writing a bit of code themselves they just call on the injection of code from the 'database' windows has in place already.


Another place this happens is in copy protection, where a executable is written then the copy protection is added in using a tool for the purpose.
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10 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I gotta read and learn about what you said.

I am still curious about hidden streams and alternative data streams too though. I gotta read and learn about those too.
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