How robust is password protection in Powerpoint?

5 pts.
Tags:
PowerPoint
PowerPoint 2003
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?

Software/Hardware used:
PowerPoint 2003

Answer Wiki

Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.

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 Elcomsoft’s Advanced Office Password Recovery for example.

Discuss This Question: 1  Reply

 
There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.
Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.
Send me notifications when members answer or reply to this question.
  • 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).
    21,485 pointsBadges:
    report

Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

To follow this tag...

There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.

Thanks! We'll email you when relevant content is added and updated.

Following

Share this item with your network: