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topjock
Jul 07, 2014

How to make Office 2013 online translation method more secure?

I have read that Office 2013 Online translation feature uses plain txt to transfer this information to Microsoft. Is there any way to makes this more secure ?

jimlynch
07/08/2014
Sspade has a good answer for this.
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sspade
07/08/2014

Hmmm, well Office’s translation tool is really just using Bing’s online translation feature and doing it through Office instead of requiring you to open a browser window. I assume that it at least uses an SSL connection, but that's not going to encrypt the data. Have you actually confirmed that the translator is sending it plain text? I’m not really sure how you could do anything beyond encrypting the files within Office, which would not necessarily have an impact on the files when they are being transmitted to be translated. Perhaps you could use 3rd party translation software on your PC?

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