[TriLUG] OT: password cracking service for Word docs
jon at jonathanhassell.com
Mon Mar 29 06:40:24 EST 2004
You're talking about Rights Management Services, which really is
separate from the built-in password feature of Word 2003 and other
Office mates. The password mechanism is completely separate from the
From: trilug-bounces at trilug.org [mailto:trilug-bounces at trilug.org] On
Behalf Of Timothy A. Chagnon
Sent: Sunday, March 28, 2004 10:51 PM
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Subject: Re: [TriLUG] OT: password cracking service for Word docs
On Sat, 2004-03-27 at 12:59, Greg Brown wrote:
> I just tried a few things with Office 2003 with no success.
>From a slashdot story I remeber seeing about a year ago, Microsoft put
DRM into Office 2k3. I couldn't find the exact story, but this one's
I remember something about needing Win2k3 to authenticate the DRM
against, which leads me to guess they're using some sort of PKI.
Obviously they're feeling the heat from the OSS/FSF world and are trying
to lock out things like OO.o.
Anyway, my point is, your noble regex efforts may be entirely in vain if
the document is using asymmetric keys.
Timothy A. Chagnon <tchagnon at nc.rr.com>
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