I need to know how securely the VBA project password is stored within Access. Is it encrypted within the MDB? How strong is any encryption? What differences are there in how this is done in various Access versions (A2K, Access XP, Access 2003)? How easy is it to crack? I'm planning on using a 16 character random alpha-numeric password.
My preference would be to use MDE, but we are having a bear of a time with Access XP versions, e.g. an MDE compiled on one version of Access XP will cause another version of Access XP to crash when the app is opened. Until we get that figured out, I need to secure the code (thus understand how well the VBA Project Password works).