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Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2014 08:02:44 +0530
From: Dhiru Kholia <>
Subject: Re: Decrypting PPT files

On 01/31/14 at 02:10am, magnum wrote:
> On 2014-01-30 22:38, Matt Weir wrote:
> >So another question I have regarding this: Can the $oldoffice$3* hash
> >format create false positives? Basically I "cracked" the hash but when I
> >use it to open up the powerpoint file in question, powerpoint just hangs.
> >Please note when I enter in the wrong password, Powerpoint will instead say
> >that the password is invalid.
> There should be no false positives and I think the sympthoms rather
> indicate your (presumably newer) Office version has a bug when loading
> the older format. Maybe try older Office versions or some other
> alternatives like converters, viewers or even things like LibreOffice
> and see if they can open it.

Hopefully, I didn't screw up the cracking code this time :-)

Hi Matt,

Does the cracked password look familiar / realistic?


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