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Flaw reported in Office encryption


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#1 jgweed

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Posted 21 January 2005 - 11:10 AM

ZDNet reporter Robert Lemos writes that a Singapore research firm as published a paper indicating that Office document encryption is not completely secure, and under certain circumstances, a hacker could read information contained in a file even though encrypted. The article goes on to notice that this flaw is similar to one discovered in 1999. MS is investigating the new flaw and will take appropriate action at some time.

Full article is at:

http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-5543940.html?tag=nl.e589


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Ooops. Sorry, I really did not see your earlier report. Guess I should have used my glasses.
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Edited by jgweed, 21 January 2005 - 11:42 AM.

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Posted 21 January 2005 - 11:28 AM

And an earlier report detailing the same problem:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/9616/flaw-found-in-ms-office-encryption/
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