Glen johnston 2012-05-21 22:55:42
Could someone please advise the best way to apply strong
encryption to MSOffice 2000 (particularly Word)
documents? I have found that password protecting a Word
document is a fairly futile protection exercise, when
utilities such as “Accent Word Password Recovery” put out
by AccentSoft Utilities
available. This program rapidly divulges any password you
have put on a Word document.
Does Microsoft offer something that’s REALLY secure?
All advice appreciated.
David cross [m 2012-05-21 22:55:45
I would look at using something like EFS in windows 2000 or windows xp:
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Glen johnston 2012-05-21 22:55:50
Thanks for your response. I am using WinXP on my
computer, so I guess I can look into EFS, but I am
concerned about how other users using other operating
systems (Win9x,Mac) will be able to decrypt the file if I
send it to them? I commonly want to send protected Word
documents as email attachments to several colleagues and
clients. Is EFS decipherable on other operating systems
(including Mac) and versions of Word? Your help much
or windows xp:
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Susan bradley, 2012-05-21 22:55:53
Set up PGP digital encrypted email then and swap public keys with your
“Don’t lose sight of security. Security is a state of being, not a
state of budget. He with the most firewalls still does not win.
Put down that honeypot and keep up to date on your patches. Demand
better security from vendors and hold them responsible. Use what
you have, and make sure you know how to use it properly and
~ Rain Forest Puppy
Glen johnston 2012-06-01 16:42:07
Thanks very much for your recommendation. I have
investigated PGP-JN, and found that it is only available
for 16 bit systems (up to Win95). I am running WinXP, and
it (PGP) appears a bit limited in what it can do. Any
other suggestions? I take it your second email (below)
refers to a system like PGP?