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j4bz
Level 9

Files with passwords

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I got a few questions with a customer about how DLP works with microsoft files and winrar compression.
1. How DLP protect files from microsoft excel, microsoft word, etc that have password., how operate with them.?
2. How DLP protect files into a winrar with password.?

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vimalnavis
Level 13

Re: Files with passwords

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If the password encrypts the file, DLPe cannot read its contents.

Word, Excel etc. allow use of passwords to make file/content read-only. If a password was used to make the file / contents read-only and not encrypt, then DLPe can read the contents of the file.

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SafeBoot
Level 21

Re: Files with passwords

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DLP is not going to be able to scan the content of password protected (encrypted) files for obvious reasons.

maybe the release notes will help?

https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB78670&actp=null&viewlocale=en_US&showDraft=f...

Message was edited by: SafeBoot - clarification thanks to Vimal.  on 2/19/14 6:29:03 PM EST
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vimalnavis
Level 13

Re: Files with passwords

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If the password encrypts the file, DLPe cannot read its contents.

Word, Excel etc. allow use of passwords to make file/content read-only. If a password was used to make the file / contents read-only and not encrypt, then DLPe can read the contents of the file.

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SafeBoot
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Re: Files with passwords

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A much better answer than mine. Thanks Vimal.

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