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Every Kindle has a menu option "Reset to Factory Defaults", which does exactly what you want: It removes all user specific data from the device. Step by step instructions for factory resets on various Kindle devices For the paranoid: Most devices will not actually erase your data, but just mark it as "erased". For the user both are the same thing - if you ...


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TL;DR: Yes, there are some risks. The ereader could transmit a virus from the PC to another PC, if you plug it into another PC. It could receive an infected file from the PC, then reinfect the PC the next time you plug it in, even after you clean up the PC. Or a virus on the computer could damage the ereader somehow. I have never heard of any of these ...


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After deregistering the device and executing factory reset the Kindle looks empty. It shows none of my earlier books. I've connected the Kindle to a Linux computer and copied all the information to a huge (3.2GB) file: dd if=/dev/sdc1 of=afterfactoryreset.dat bs=1M One of the books I've read on this device is Zendegi ( by Greg Egan ) so I've searched for ...


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Most reading systems for epubs do not include JavaScript support at this time, so you're fairly safe. For those that do, the IDPF (International Digital Publishing Forum; they're the folks who make the epub standard) has a section on security in the epub 3.0 spec. It pretty much lays the onus on the reading system developers to disable various avenues of ...


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The largest security risk is basically the same as that of a USB stick. By plugging the device into an infected computer, the file system on the device that mounts just like any other removable storage device could be written to and mal-ware loves to piggy back on portable devices. When you later plug the reader into another computer, you could infect that ...


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Answer: the easiest way is to add URL-links in the PDF text, because is the unique widespread (standard) option to online interactivity, present in near all PDF-readers. Some variations: 1) a link to a complete online form webpage; 2) one link for each question/answer. Comment: why to use PDF? and about EPUB?. EPUB is HTML, so have standard support to HTML ...


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If you are writing an ebook reading application you can send whatever kind of data you want back to a server that the application knows how to talk to. However, it sounds like you would like to write your ebooks in PDF so that you could have the PDF contain a form that automatically gets filled in and submitted back to you so you could collect analytics ...


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You can use Reset to Factory Defaults to reset your Kindle: Menu button > Settings > Menu button > Reset to Factory Defaults If for some reason the Reset to Factory Defaults option is not working for you (I had a hard time accessing it with a partially broken screen), you can also reset the kindle from the Device Password lockscreen prompt: Menu ...


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