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Windows 7: MS Word and Excel password protection

5 Days Ago   #1
cpeterm

Windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 
MS Word and Excel password protection

Office 2010 and Windows 7 Professional.
Use passwords for confidential Word and Excel files but saw somewhere that MS password protection is not secure. You knowledgeable opinion please.
Thank you


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5 Days Ago   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 10 Pro x64 ; Xubuntu x64
 
 

In theory it's encrypted with AES128, but I have heard credible reports of them broken using a VBA script, amongst other methods.

I would zip the files using 7ZIP and the .7z format and use the AES256 password encryption option instead - that has never been broken (there is a still a bounty out on it, and so far it's unclaimed).
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3 Days Ago   #3
cpeterm

Windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 

Thanks , appreciate your knowledge.
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