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OpenOffice.org Password Cracker Is What You Make Of It

May 01, 2007, 15:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"What do you do if you forget the password to your OpenOffice.org files? The simplest solution is to download OOo Password Cracker, a macro for opening protected documents in any OpenOffice.org application. Using a brute force dictionary attack, OOo Password Cracker provides a slow but reliable method of document recovery. However, the macro requires some preparation if you want to use it effectively.

"To start with, before you can use the spreadsheet that contains the OOo Password Cracker macro to open a password-protected file, you need to set up a directory that contains at least one dictionary..."

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