From: Vincent Cunniffe (vcunniff at domain arbgroup.com)
Date: Mon 13 Sep 1999 - 14:54:07 IST
|ilug-admin at domain linux.ie wrote:
> word 97 decryption has now been fully implemented.
> contains a utility that can decrypt word97 docs given the
> correct password.
> development version 0.5.29 and above of wv at
> (or in abiword cvs) has this ability built in for conversion of
> word docs to other formats.
> The missing link that was eluding me was pointed out by
> Dmitry Sumin <sumin at domain lostpassword.com> and simultaneously
> found and implemented by Dieter Spaar <spaar at domain mirider.augusta.de>,
> full kudos to him.
> In short the index number of each page of ciphertext (each 0x200 unit)
> modifies the data that is passed into the rc4 key preparation.
Damn good work, that man ;-)
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