Quicken 2004 Encryption



I've searched the Newsgroup archives on google, and can't seem to get
any real information on the encryption scheme used by Intuit for quicken
files other than 1) the paswword is easy to hack, 2) why couldn't they
compress and then encrypt (I SOOOO agree). Is it some corporate secret
or some big time embarrasment for them?

I've recently enable Win XPs EFS option to encrypt my data files further
(with syskey enabled) sooo... if anyone gets a hold of my desktop or
laptop the chances of them getting my identity/banking data is slim (if
they reset the password, the keys to get my data are gone). But was
looking for information on the encryption they used and really got no-where.

Anybody have a clue (yeah, I do and have used the password to keep the
casual ID theif or snoopy cousin out in the past). Just curious at this


Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom.
It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.

--William Pitt, House of Commons, 1783

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little
temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

--Benjamin Franklin, 1759


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