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OpenOffice Password Crack is Open to Abuse

Apr 24, 2007, 13:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Espiner)

"Security experts have warned that password recovery tools for OpenOffice, the open-source application suite, are vulnerable to abuse.

"The release of version 1.0.4 of Intelore's OpenOffice Password Recovery software on Thursday allows IT managers and systems administrators to recover OpenOffice passwords and discard formatting and editing restrictions--for example, locked cell protection and permissions. The software allows password recovery through brute force and dictionary-based attacks, or a combination of both..."

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