Microsoft Excel security, protect, encrypt, restrict access to spreadsheets, VBA code

Microsoft Excel security, protect, encrypt, restrict access to spreadsheets, VBA code

Microsoft Excel password recovery


The following table lists the different password types you can have in a Microsoft spreadsheet and the security issues associated with them:


Password type
MS Excel
97/2000

MS Excel
2002/2003

MS Excel
2007/2010

Open file
Modify file
Workbook/ sheets/ cells
VBA password

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The password can always be recovered irrespective of its strength and length using commercially available password crack tools.

   The password can be recovered depending on how weak it is (i.e. whether it is long enough and whether it contains a mixture of alphanumeric characters) using commercially available password crack tools.