Friday, May 25, 2012

Instant decryption of MS Office 2010 documents now possible

Until now, there had been no solution available commercially to crack MS Office 2007-2010 encryption in predictable time.

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This just changed. The latest version of Passware Kit Forensic includes live memory acquisition over FireWire and subsequent recovery of a file's encryption key – regardless of the password length and complexity.

These new tool enhancements may draw concerns from IT security professionals who wonder what effective encryption methods remain.

Does this create a cause for concern for your credit union? Read the article to learn more about the tool and its uses.

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