How robust is password protection in Powerpoint?

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Microsoft PowerPoint
PowerPoint 2003
PowerPoint Security
I have password-protected a highly confidential Powerpoint 2003 document but can anyone (eg the system administrator) over rule the password protection and gain access to the document without my permission?

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PowerPoint 2003

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A sysadmin would not be able to directly open the file without a password. However, there are password “recovery” tools out there that could be used to crack or break the password protection on the file. See <a href=”http://www.elcomsoft.com/aopr.html”>Elcomsoft’s Advanced Office Password Recovery</a> for example.

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  • Kevin Beaver
    How are you encrypting it? Advanced Office Password Recovery can provide access. As a safety precaution you could also zip the file using AES encryption (like what WinZip offers).
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