Mombu the Microsoft Forum sponsored links

Go Back   Mombu the Microsoft Forum > Microsoft > MSOffice/Word2000 password protection weakness
User Name
Password
REGISTER NOW! Mark Forums Read

sponsored links


Reply
 
1 21st May 22:55
glen johnston
External User
 
Posts: 1
Default MSOffice/Word2000 password protection weakness


Hi All,
Could someone please advise the best way to apply strong
encryption to MSOffice 2000 (particularly Word)
do***ents? I have found that password protecting a Word
do***ent is a fairly futile protection exercise, when
utilities such as "Accent Word Password Recovery" put out
by AccentSoft Utilities
(http://www.passwordrecoverytools.com/en/word.shtml) is
available. This program rapidly divulges any password you
have put on a Word do***ent.
Does Microsoft offer something that's REALLY secure?
All advice appreciated.
Cheers,
Glen
  Reply With Quote


  sponsored links


2 21st May 22:55
david cross [ms]
External User
 
Posts: 1
Default MSOffice/Word2000 password protection weakness


I would look at using something like EFS in windows 2000 or windows xp:
http://www.microsoft.com/WindowsXP/pro/techinfo/administration/recovery/default.asp

--


David B. Cross [MS]

--
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

http://support.microsoft.com
  Reply With Quote
3 21st May 22:55
glen johnston
External User
 
Posts: 1
Default MSOffice/Word2000 password protection weakness


Hi David,
Thanks for your response. I am using WinXP on my
computer, so I guess I can look into EFS, but I am
concerned about how other users using other operating
systems (Win9x,Mac) will be able to decrypt the file if I
send it to them? I commonly want to send protected Word
do***ents as email attachments to several colleagues and
clients. Is EFS decipherable on other operating systems
(including Mac) and versions of Word? Your help much
appreciated.
Cheers,
Glen

or windows xp:

tion/recovery/default.asp


confers no rights.
  Reply With Quote
4 21st May 22:55
susan bradley, cpa aka ebitz sbs rocks [mvp]
External User
 
Posts: 1
Default MSOffice/Word2000 password protection weakness


Set up PGP digital encrypted email then and swap public keys with your
oher emailers.

--
"Don't lose sight of security. Security is a state of being, not a
state of budget. He with the most firewalls still does not win.
Put down that honeypot and keep up to date on your patches. Demand
better security from vendors and hold them responsible. Use what
you have, and make sure you know how to use it properly and
effectively."
~ Rain Forest Puppy

http://www.wiretrip.net/rfp/txt/evolution.txt
  Reply With Quote
5 1st June 16:42
glen johnston
External User
 
Posts: 1
Default MSOffice/Word2000 password protection weakness


Hi Susan,
Thanks very much for your recommendation. I have
investigated PGP-JN, and found that it is only available
for 16 bit systems (up to Win95). I am running WinXP, and
it (PGP) appears a bit limited in what it can do. Any
other suggestions? I take it your second email (below)
refers to a system like PGP?
Thanks again,
Glen

on Password

Macs.


and
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes




Copyright 2006 SmartyDevil.com - Dies Mies Jeschet Boenedoesef Douvema Enitemaus -
666