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|15th October 2012, 09:25||#1|
Join Date: May 2002
First Critical Windows 8 Security Flaw: Logon Passwords Stored in Plain Text
As you may know in case you’re a Windows 8 early adopter, the new operating system comes with two new authentication options, allowing users to log in via a picture password or a secure PIN.
“The matter is that these two authentication methods are based on a regular user account. In other words, the user must first have created an account with a regular password and then optionally switch to PIN or picture password authentication. Notably that the original plain-text (!) password to the account also remains in the system,” Passcape wrote in a blog post.Passwords could, of course, be decrypted and Passcape says that some software solutions especially created in this regard have already been developed.
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