Rainbow table targets Word, Excel crypto

Office workers looking to protect their documents may want to select a higher grade of encryption. Swiss information technology firm Objectif Securite announced last week that its latest pre generated list of passwords and their hashes, known as a rainbow table, can now crack the standard encryption on Word and Excel documents in about 5 minutes on average.

Using about 4 gigabytes of data, the program--named Ophcrack_office--can quickly defeate almost 99.6 percent of all passwords, according to the company. Rainbow table targets Word, Excel crypto

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