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Sysadmin cracked military PC’s security by reading the manual

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Re: Excel security

It is, thankfully

Mind you, after they stopped putting the password in plain text (office 7 or 10, not sure off the top of my head), they replaced it with a hashing system that had collisions. A *lot* of collisions. Very easy to brute-force with short strings, regardless of the password.

The current scheme in office 16+ is pretty decent, I think, but that might just mean no-one's pointed out the flaws yet.

(Anon because t' Computer Misuse Act says I ought not to know these things)

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