Overview of Security in InfoPath

The flexibility of InfoPath 2003 brings with it several potential security concerns. The designers of InfoPath have included processes to protect users from malicious code and other security issues. For example, InfoPath allows users of a form template to save the form to their hard disk, enabling them to fill in an InfoPath form even when disconnected from the Internet. Normally, a local application would have full rights to save or delete files on the local machine. Because the form template originally came from another domain, such free access to system resources could pose a security risk.

In addition, InfoPath can, under certain conditions, read from or write to the user's hard disk and submit information ...

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