Using Linux Mint 13 Cinamon and LibreOffice 22.214.171.124 (100% Linux machine)
A friend sent me a CD with a password protected file written in Microsoft Word. The file on the CD was indeed password protected (I opened the file with LibreOffice Writer and tested it). I saved the CD file to my hard drive in odf format. Next I opened the file on my hard drive with LibreOffice Writer and all security was gone. I could type text or edit graphics at will.
My question is How could this happen? This is a very important issue as the file is a professional document that represent years of research and is copyrited.
Does it have something to do with saving a word file to odf format?
Thank you for your help