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Flaw found in MS Office encryption


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#1 KoanYorel

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Posted 21 January 2005 - 01:52 AM

Flaw found in MS Office encryption. Data protection feature in Microsoft Word and Excel documents has a major flaw that could allow snoopers to decode password-protected files.The problem arises because Microsoft programmers did not implement the encryption correctly in its Office applications. Microsoft said Thursday that it has begun investigating the flaw.
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Posted 27 January 2005 - 10:54 AM

In an interview, Paul Zimmerman, a cryptography expert, indicates the flaw is more serious than MS lets on:

http://www.techworld.com/security/news/index.cfm?NewsID=3027

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