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Possible security flaw in password-protected Excel documents

Posted on 10/9/12 9:00 AM by Get Schooled in encryption, in Excel, in IT News, in Microsoft, in password, in security, in Word

A report has recently surfaced concerning a potential security flaw in Microsoft Office applications, particularly Microsoft Word and Excel. The flaw concerns documents that are password-protected for security reasons. According to the report, encrypted documents may be easy to break into if the attacker has two copies of the document--even two copies that have been edited and saved.

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