I used the following:
but not the Pro version which allows to make brute force attack, but
then, they warn you that it will take _a_long_time_ !!!
To remove simple protections, it was really fast, but they unlock the
file without retrieving the password (or at least they don't display it)
On 16/10/2012 00:23, Dr. R. O Stapf wrote:
On 16.10.2012 03:32, Tom Davies wrote:
Thanks to all of you providing me with lots of hints on not to forget
passwords or prepare in advance for it.
The SW I am using to crack an xls-file runs already for more than 60 h
in the background. It's a nothing to loose only to win job. 6 or 8
digits alphanumeric no special characters is the PW used.
The trick is to try to remember what you might have been thinking
about at the time. If that's even possible for anyone!
There is no password cracking functionality or Extension for LO it's
just the inept way MS fails to implement security. Just double-click
on an xls or open LO and drop the xls into it or open LO and choose
File - Open
to navigate to and open the xls. File opens.
My company's finance department asked me to add something to one of
their spreadsheets but 'forgot' to tell me the password. One of them
rushed down to give me the password but was somewhat mortified to
find i had already made the change without having the slightest idea
that there even was a password. There was a very cofusing
conversation where neither of us had a clue what the other was
talking about until i figured it out.
The company still uses Excel and still attempts to 'protect' those
spreadsheets with passwords that don't work. Occasionally people
give me other files they want cracked which gives me a morale dilemma
each time. Usually i just give a really half-hearted non-effort and
then fob them off.
--- On Mon, 15/10/12, Dr. R. O Stapf <email@example.com> wrote:
From: Dr. R. O Stapf <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: how to crack a PW in LO?
Date: Monday, 15 October, 2012, 15:30
On 15.10.2012 23:11, Andreas Säger wrote:
Thanks for the information. It seems that my version of LO 18.104.22.168 is
too young to ignore the PW of
Am 15.10.2012 15:49, rost52 wrote:
LO files can be protected with PWs when doing "save as".
Fighting currently with an xls file and its lost PW, I wonder how
LO files can be cracked? Can the
MS related PW remover be used for LO as well?
Thanks in advance for comments.
xls does not encript your document. The only thing that gets encrypted
is the password. Any old version of OpenOffice.org opens a password
"protected" xls ignoring the password.
an xls file.
However, my question was how to open an LO file if the PW get
forgotten (not and MS file)?
Hints are welcome for the future.
Thereafter I will make a test cracking an LO file.
The only thing which makes me wonder is that there are PW removing SW
commercially availabe which run demos and claim within 10 - 30 sec
they could remove the PW but open the xls file only when I purchase a
Does someone has experience with such a SW?
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