At my old job, we used an open-source, (IMO) secure method for managing network infrastructure, and other important hosts' passwords [with Keepass]. At my new job however, it seems like they're using password-protected excel spreadsheets.
Before I made a fuzz about password security, I browsed the interwebs and found that Microsoft has been getting better at implementing encryption features to their office products.
- How safe is MS Excel/office 2010's password encryption feature? I've been thinking this was an insecure way of dealing with passwords, is this not the case any more?
- Are there many drawbacks to using an excel 2010 document for password management?