4886Re: password protected documents
- Mar 2, 2008--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "John Rethorst" <jrethorst@...>
> --- In email@example.com, m_hendriksen_cvg no_reply@
> > As a person who supported WordPerfect for the Macintosh when it was
> > still be deveoped and sold by WordPerfect Corporation I can assure
> > you that even if you are able to get the WP Mac 3.5x application
> > working, unless you remember the password, you _will not_ be able to
> > open the files. I remember the people who worked on the encryption
> > project. They were brilliant and knew what they were doing, and they
> > did not leave a "back door" anywhere to make it possible to open
> > locked files. That is what made the security of locked documents so
> > compelling. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. I hope that you
> > the password(s) you used down somewhere or used the same password
> > somewhere else so you can find it.
> That fits with my memory that WPCorp. said they had no means to break
> the encryption, unlike Claris Corp., who would open a protected
> Filemaker database for you if you sent them the file and claimed you
> owned it.
> > Mike Hendriksen, former I.T. Macintosh Technician for the Mac Group
> > at WPCorp and at NOVELL
> Mike, welcome to the group. I'm especially glad to see old WP hands
> like yourself here, since you may have knowledge that just isn't
> available anywhere else.
> John R.
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