About Security and Securing Files in Microsoft Office


If you found this article, prepare yourself for bad news.

  • While you can password-protect files from being changed, there are hacks and cracks available for free and for a price.
  • While you can password-protect files from being opened or viewed, there are hacks and cracks available for free and for a price.
  • The sad truth is that there is very little keeping someone who really wants to get into your file from doing so.
  • The average user does not know how to hack, crack, or otherwise unprotect a Microsoft Office file.
  • If you absolutely cannot allow someone to change, copy, or otherwise manipulate your file, don't send it to them electronically.