Access 2003 Password question

Discussion in 'Access Security' started by The Yankees Stat Zone, May 10, 2010.

  1. Hi,

    I have to create a database using access 2003 that will house
    sensitive info.
    The database will be used for my own use only on a local disk or USB
    flash drive.

    How secure is the tools-->security-->set password technique?

    What if I open with access 2007?

    Any insight will be grateful.
    YF
     
    The Yankees Stat Zone, May 10, 2010
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  2. Unfortunately, passwords, unless they are strong passphrases are not all
    that secure. That goes for everything, not just Access. For my really
    secure information, I use TrueCrypt to encrypt my data, and a huge
    passphrase (an entire sentence) to protect it. I email files using WinZip
    256 bit encryption and a very long passphrase..
     
    Arvin Meyer [MVP], May 11, 2010
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  3. Arvin,
    Thanks for your insight, I do use trucrypt.
    I just wanted to know if access 2003 passwords are easily crackable as
    excel 2003?
     
    The Yankees Stat Zone, May 11, 2010
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  4. There are several cracking utilities out there for Access.

    Neither Access or Excel accept long passphrases, so I would say yes, they
    can be cracked.
    --
    Arvin Meyer, MCP, MVP
    http://www.datastrat.com
    http://www.accessmvp.com
    http://www.mvps.org/access


    Arvin,
    Thanks for your insight, I do use trucrypt.
    I just wanted to know if access 2003 passwords are easily crackable as
    excel 2003?
     
    Arvin Meyer [MVP], May 14, 2010
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  5. The Yankees Stat Zone

    Dan Guest

    As far as opening a 2003 db with 2007, back up the db first, I have seen many
    people trash their db by opening it up with a version other than the one that
    created it...
     
    Dan, May 23, 2010
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  6. Arvin Meyer [MVP], May 27, 2010
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