December 23rd, 2004, 01:59 PM
Excel Password Cracking
Alright, to start off, here is what has happened.
The company that my IT company supports work primarily from excel to do accounting. So they fire people often. Problem is, this person got wind of it before they were let go and password protected all of his/her spreadsheet. I'm looking for a program that will remove or crack the password on those spreadsheet. I've searched google and found only ones that cost money. If you all have read my previous post you know the company I work for won't spend money.
Anyone know of a good FREE Tool?
December 23rd, 2004, 02:05 PM
I wonder if Cain and Abel might be of help? Particularly with LSA secrets option (pulls from the memory?)
December 23rd, 2004, 02:09 PM
I tried Cain and Abel, it was my first thought. It couldn't help unfortunatly. :-(
December 23rd, 2004, 02:20 PM
Here ya go:
Though this program is COTS, there are ways to get it for free.
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December 23rd, 2004, 02:21 PM
Try download.com they have some free password recovery tools. The link is toward some of the downloads available
try "free word and excel password wizard 1.0" it is about half way down the screen.
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December 23rd, 2004, 02:28 PM
thanks, let me see how these programs work out.
December 23rd, 2004, 04:50 PM
Check Elcomsoft Software. They are very good..
December 23rd, 2004, 06:09 PM
thanks for your help. I had to go with passware software. One of the employee's had it here for "personal" use so i was able to use that. The free password crackers didn't work because they only went up to a max of 8 characters. This password just happened to be 10.
Thanks for all your help though. I really appreciate it.
December 23rd, 2004, 07:34 PM
i have some VBA code that cracks the password on an excel sheet.
but 'cause of the way excel works, there is always more than one password that will unlock the file.
so this macro may not give you the actual password, but it will unlock the excel file, bruteforce like.
Hmm...theres something a little peculiar here. Oh i see what it is! the sentence is talking about itself! do you see that? what do you mean? sentences can\'t talk! No, but they REFER to things, and this one refers directly-unambigeously-unmistakably-to the very sentence which it is!
December 23rd, 2004, 07:39 PM
sound great.... can you hook me/us up?