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How secure is AllowByPassKey=False?

Is there any way for a hacker to access the objects of an mdb file for which the AllowByPassKey property has been set to False, or is it as secure as MS claims?
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Milewskp
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dqmqCommented:
I don't know what MS claims, but it's relatively easy to hack.   Just create a new .mdb file, import all the objects from the "locked" one and you're in.  

Or you can download the free property editor from http://www.jamiessoftware.tk/

My feeling is, that anyone who knows enough to shift-start an access app won't be fooled for too long.

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thenelsonCommented:
You can find a demo database with shift bypass functions at: www.thenelson.name,  ShiftBypassDemo
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harfangCommented:
I agree, it's about as secure as hiding an object or a file...

The next step in security is to distribute your database as MDE. Although any user with a full version of Access can still get to the database window quite easily, the objects can not be edited.

Cheers!
(°v°)
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MilewskpAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys. I'll split the points between the first two answers.
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