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Hi All,
I have prepared a vb code which can help unprotect any MS-Excel work sheets (Password protected and specially when we forget the passwords).
I was just wondering, if I can share it across. I am sure, that can help many of us, however, the challenge is, there is a possibility of people misusing for unlawful or unethical purposes.
Hence, request your inputs on this, if I need to share it or not.
Majority of the decision would be considered!
Thanks & Regards,
Dikshit T G S.
13th February 2013 From India, Hyderabad
Hi Dikshit,
It should be completely your decision of sharing this vb file or not but other way you may share this file by putting appropriate disclaimer like don't misuse or unauthorized access prohibited.
You may also share this file basis on request received from member of this forum on their personal email ids.
Thank you.
13th February 2013 From India, Delhi
Dear Dixit,
Its really a great work done by you. Before publishing it you can explore the possibility of making a log of persons breaking the password and using the data with date and time.(even if some one give wrong details, we can find out by seeing the date and time). Or you can promt for any word in the document to open it so that only related persons can open.
Regards,
Binu
14th February 2013 From India, Bangalore
Dear TGS,
Good to see HR Pro doing core IT stuff !
You may share the file basis on request received from member of this forum on their personal email ids
where an undertaking is given for bonafide use, not to misuse or try to gain unauthorized access.
Your sharing the file should be with disclaimer as advised by Rakesh and usage data shared by beneficiaries as suggested by Binu.
Best,
RB
promotecareers at gmail dot com
14th February 2013 From India, Delhi
Dear Mr. Dikshit, You are not doing any thing wrong by sharing it, but it should be on requrest only. Regards, Deepak Vig deepak(at)focusexecutive(dot)com
14th February 2013 From India, Delhi
Hi Dikshit,
Congratulations. I would like to have a look at the code which you have done. My email is cswaseem at yahoo dot in. You can send it to me if you
like. This is only for academic purpose.
CS M.A. Waseem
14th February 2013 From India, Hyderabad
Hello Dikshit T G S,
I second RB--it's nice seeing HR persons doing IT stuff.
Coming to your main query, the suggestion of some members to share it ONLY on specific request on an individual-basis would be better--that way you at least have control with WHOM you shared it. What they do later, frankly, will anyway NOT be in your control.
If this is OK with you, pl mail it to me on:
But looking @ it in another way, crooks always CAN come-up with their own set of ingenuity. Else, I guess the Cyber-crime Police would be out-of-work :-)
When computers were invented, it was to make everyone's jobs easier--but whoever thought THEN that we would end-up dealing with SO MANY Anti-Virus, Anti-spy, Anti-phishing........Anti-this, Anti-that........Programs now?
Rgds,
TS
14th February 2013 From India, Hyderabad
Hello dixit,
We get knife in the market easily but only 1 person from crore use it for threatening because his view looking towards knife is wrong.
Likethat your post will be used for better purpose only.
If you are not posting it to control that 1 person whose view towards your post could be wrong you are stopping yourself from helping others.
So please post it..........
Arun J.
14th February 2013 From India, Hyderabad
Dear Friend,. GOOD THINGS ALWAYS TO BE SHARED AND NOT HIDE PL... - REGARDS - VENKAT - BANGALORE -
14th February 2013 From India, Bangalore
I suggest share it selectively and not indiscriminately because if it falls into wrong hands it can pose a grave Data Security threat to an organisation Munshi
14th February 2013 From India, Delhi
Dikshit.Tgs It will be of great use, I request you to share, if you chose to send it out of request, i request you to send to to rajashiv at in dot com Thanks S.RAJA
14th February 2013 From India, Nagapattinam
Hi All,
Thanks for the overwhelming responses. As many of the seniors are advising to share it personally, I have decided to do the same on personal request and also started sharing it.
Should you need the code, please drop an e-mail and I shall send you the document with detailed yet easy instructions and the vb code.
14th February 2013 From India, Hyderabad
Hi Dikshit,

Firstly congrats. Having password protect my documents and data; and having forgotten the password to them, I realize how important your tool and invention is.

However, As you yourself mentioned that the code you developed is sensitive as if it falls in wrong hands, would lead to outburst of information which should not have been otherwise leaked.

At the same time it is a key to retrieve important information which is stored in the file but the key (password) is forgotten.

Firstly make a disclaimer of proper usage of the code. Define what is appropriate and what is not.

And do not share the code with all but share it only with 1 person ideally from IT Department.

So say If I accidently forgot the password to my excel -

I can approach IT team,

Give in writing and sign that "I have lost my password and hence need aid in retrieving the data. And that I allow IT Team to use the secure password breaker to access my data." It should bear my sign and then the IT person can use your code/algorithm on my PC to aid me.

Apart from that I can change my password later.

Above requisition should also include -

Date and time of request made

Date and time of request served

Name and sign of the person who handled the request

Also once the data is unlocked, they should take sign from the request initiator.

This way the algorithm would be used under surveillance.

Hope it helped. :-)
15th February 2013 From India, Mumbai
Hi Dikshit,
First of all, let me congratulate you for creating a important tool for the benefit of others. Please note, there are many applications and utilities available in the market and internet. Hence, you are not doing anything wrong but be cautious while sharing it with anyone.
I would suggest, such applications should be used for personal use instead of official one.
Please send the same in my inbox. Keep sharing and thanks in advance!! :)
19th February 2013 From India, Delhi
Dear Dikshit,
Your help can lead us for betterment as we HR are less into IT Stuff. and people who want to misuse can do it by any other means also. So i suggest you can share (totally ur wish).
Regards
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