Enter the password as "a". If that doesn't work, then try "b". once you get to "z", you can then try "0", and eventually move on to "9". You can then try special characters. You'll also want to try uppercase letters. You can then use that collection of digits as the base for your number system. You can then essentially count up in that number system using the characters from the first iteration. Once you enter the correct password, you can remove it. Could take a while...
What if he is trying to access his file, but he forget the password ?
What if he downloaded the file from the Internet and it was locked ?
. There are a million of reasons to help him.
On the other hand, What else Could be in that file ?
- a list of all gmail, facebook accounts ?
- or may be codeproject servers passwords ?
- or me be this file is belong to the CIA, for some Russian military, with nuclear launch codes ? Another million of reasons to avoid, and help me.
And Now We care about the world of computer to be safe ?
Look around, on the Internet it's a corrupted world!,
Look at our self, Show me any computer user read the agreement of any software, and press cancel ?
And Yet We care ( Oh Noooooooo not the Word 2010 Password Noooo its wrong )
There are dozen of applications down there just too do as he ask, only what he is ask! ,
More over if he was not sure about his file, he would not ask about it here in codeproject or at least he would not do it with his REAL NAME
this guy was asking innocent, hopefully get a manual solution for what he had ask,
As you know developers had there ways.
Yes, it might be, but we don't know because he doesn't even bother to share us his story.
Nor did he show any cooperation to solve his own problem, like sharing the information on how far he has gotten so far; assuming that he even bothered to google for an answer before coming here, which I doubt.
But if you want to take up his cause, why haven't tried to find the solution yourself instead of trying to guild-trip others into helping him? I think you're both too lazy.
I don't know a whole lot about Word - I use it, but I don't like it much. Specifically, I don't know if it imposes its own security on documents, or delegates that authority to Windows. If the latter, though, you might try copying it to a new folder which has Windows permissions set to "Everyone," then using the Properties menu for the folder, select the option to propagate permissions to all documents in the folder. Alternatively, you might format a USB device to FAT32, then store it there - FAT32 has weak or nearly non-existent security, and Windows NTFS permissions will not be preserved.
Of course, if Word implements its own security internally, you're probably screwed...
I'm in the middle of interviewing for jobs out of state. I'm traveling down to do face to face interviews next week and one of the companies has requested that I send them some sample code before hand (as in today). I'm very leary of doing this. I've heard of companies asking for code samples and then later it's found out that they have stole the code for use in their own programs.
If I do send sample code, I am making sure nothing prioritary gets sent and usernames, passwords, filepaths and server names have been renamed or removed. Let it be noted I haven't done any programming outside of work in a couple of years (busy with kids graduating from high school and getting them into college) so I would have to use some code from work.
How would you handle this? Would you send code or not?
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Thanks to all who answered. You confirmed what I was feeling leery about. I only graduated a couple of years ago so I went back and pulled some code from my last class. The only issue I had with that is the programming was done for Windows Form and the job is ASP.net. But it should give them a good example of my code skills.
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Depending on exactly the agreement you had with your employer, I would probably not send code samples from work, since your employer probably owns them. I'd be up-front and tell the company you don't have any handy samples to send, because you honor your agreements, just as you will honor your agreement with them.
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Best of luck to you. We just got a code sample from a guy this morning. I can give you some advice as to what I looked for and the purpose of it.
He didn't have much code from his job he could provide, so he just sent a simple web scraping app catered to one website.
Now this is for someone out of school 3 years, but got his masters, too. Work experience ~3 years.
What I looked for:
Does he seem to know when to use access modifiers? / Not make everything public? Pass.
Comments documentation? Pass, but not nearly how I like it. He will adapt.
Architecture? Fail. Giant functions that look like an old script, but hiring for junior-mid level (At least I think, I don't know his salary).
OO? Pass. Yes, but not nearly enough reusability.
Others? Pass. Though hardcoded "select *" queries in code. I hate this, but he'll learn.
From the looks of it, I think he used a modified script from work and built an application around it. We just wanted to see if he was going to send crayon drawings or completely plagiarize. I'll put him through some tests while he's here, to see how he codes, but at least for now we know we can pay for his plane ticket. I gave the go ahead for a face to face, they are flying him in next week.
Thanks for the input. I'll keep that in mind if anyone else ask for a sample code. I may end up writing some code if no offers come from the face to face interviews.
While I'm in Florida, I have three interviews lined up. I've had four phone interviews and had three want to go to the next step. I thought that was pretty good.
I've taken some test, I'm working through recruiters since I don't know the area very well or what companies are down there. I think the thing that's helping me the most is I work for the School of Medicine and in Florida a lot of their jobs deal with the Health industry.
Good luck with your hiring process. I hope you find someone that's a great fit.
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I'm not quite sure how I would handle it. I have definitely written code, even quite large projects, for interviews, but I've never had to provide my own sample code. I'd ask what they were looking for so I'd know what to provide.
Not only is the company asking you to violate your existing employee agreement, they're putting themselves at risk of being sued. I would politely refuse and ask them to give you a programming test, or point them to any open source work or applications you've published.
I've found directing my prospective employer to my freeware apps has provided instant credibility of my skills, although I've almost always also interviewed in person. The interviews work both ways - the company obviously wants to verify whether I'd be an appropriate fit, and I want to ensure the company and team in which I might end up is an environment in which I would thrive.
ditto to what the others have said. Do not send code from work. Especially if you signed any papers at work(NDA).
Where I currently work has a very light NDA policy but it is very explicit for code written for the company, as I'm sure most would be. Basically, any code for the company is the express property of the company etc, and should not be disclosed to ANY outside parties.
Even if you didn't sign one, 10 to 1 says they could still pork you pretty badly for it if they found out.
Stick with your own code for something, or ask for a specific type of example that you could write for them.
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I always take a laptop with me to interviews so they can peruse the code and watch the program run. If they want code ahead of time, I point them here and tell them to download source code from an article or two.
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While I won't take online code tests and in-general don't provide sample code, if a potential client has an interesting problem and it has no real commercial application (ie, they can't steal it and not hire me) I have been known to provide code for an interview.
I remember once when I solved a very hard problem before this was my policy. Magically the position dried up.
I stumbled on this article[^], and as amusing as I find Apple's mistakes (especially when their response is essentially "you're holding it wrong", sound familiar?), what I really wonder is if someone here can test something someone brought up in the comments: that it's likely a result of the new lens not filtering out UV like normal glass does; and a reply to that as a way to test the theory: if you use the iPhone 5 to take a picture through a window of normal glass, does the purple go away?
Someone here must have access to both an iPhone 5 and the sun, does anyone care to test it?
So my company deals with providing market data from vendors to customers. Sometimes this involves news stories. Well a vendor (from England) asked us today to remove a news story that was a "test page"- it is actually a personal rant from someone I assume is a soon to be former employee (of the vender). It contains his full name and phone number and a lot of personal insecurities so I'm sure he's mortified.
Here's a sample of how epic it is: Dan wants to take photos of me in my lederhosen for the fashion issue... I haven't trimmed my beard in a month! Partly because I forgot my clippers at Neil's, partly because I'm curious to see how long I can let it grow before it gets ridiculous.
... I wish I had a new job every year! Please god let me get my novel published, at least I might get a job at an agency or something.