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Password Retrieval

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Is there a way to automatically retrieve passwords with VBA,
preferably with ADO as opposed to DAO?
Nov 13 '05 #1
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"Anita Mossey" <am*****@dupagehealth.org> wrote in message
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Is there a way to automatically retrieve passwords with VBA,
preferably with ADO as opposed to DAO?


"Retrieve passwords?" Could you clarify?

It is possible to hack passwords, as clearly indicated by the number of
third party Access' security crack software products that are (or used to
be) available. I don't seem to see as much on the subject lately -- maybe
the people who used to buy them decided there's not that much work being
done in Access that needs to be "cracked"?

An experienced Access developer can readily reimplement most "normal
business-type applications" just from seeing them run at runtime, so
security and passwords really don't do much for you, anyway.

Larry Linson
Microsoft Access MVP
Nov 13 '05 #2

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"Larry Linson" <bo*****@localhost.not> wrote in message news:<ky*****************@nwrddc01.gnilink.net>...
"Anita Mossey" <am*****@dupagehealth.org> wrote in message
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Is there a way to automatically retrieve passwords with VBA,
preferably with ADO as opposed to DAO?


"Retrieve passwords?" Could you clarify?

It is possible to hack passwords, as clearly indicated by the number of
third party Access' security crack software products that are (or used to
be) available. I don't seem to see as much on the subject lately -- maybe
the people who used to buy them decided there's not that much work being
done in Access that needs to be "cracked"?

An experienced Access developer can readily reimplement most "normal
business-type applications" just from seeing them run at runtime, so
security and passwords really don't do much for you, anyway.

Larry Linson
Microsoft Access MVP


I work at a health department and we need to comply with Health
Information Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). We
periodically need to retrieve information for every MDB file on our
LAN. We have a program that already extracts the data on non-password
protected MDBs for Access 2000. We prefer to have the program retrieve
passwords from the databases that are password protected. We know
where the passwords are stored and we know bytes are XORed with the
stored password. We just want to know where the XORed bytes are
stored.
Nov 13 '05 #3

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"Larry Linson" <bo*****@localhost.not> wrote in message news:<ky*****************@nwrddc01.gnilink.net>...
"Anita Mossey" <am*****@dupagehealth.org> wrote in message
news:c1**************************@posting.google.c om...
Is there a way to automatically retrieve passwords with VBA,
preferably with ADO as opposed to DAO?


"Retrieve passwords?" Could you clarify?

It is possible to hack passwords, as clearly indicated by the number of
third party Access' security crack software products that are (or used to
be) available. I don't seem to see as much on the subject lately -- maybe
the people who used to buy them decided there's not that much work being
done in Access that needs to be "cracked"?

An experienced Access developer can readily reimplement most "normal
business-type applications" just from seeing them run at runtime, so
security and passwords really don't do much for you, anyway.

Larry Linson
Microsoft Access MVP


I work at a health department and we need to comply with Health
Information Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). We
periodically need to retrieve information for every MDB file on our
LAN. We have a program that already extracts the data on non-password
protected MDBs for Access 2000. We prefer to have the program retrieve
passwords from the databases that are password protected. We know
where the passwords are stored and we know bytes are XORed with the
stored password. We just want to know where the XORed bytes are
stored.
Nov 13 '05 #4

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