Microsoft Windows 95 Update: Enhanced Encryption

The following issues exist regarding password list files in Windows 95: An algorithm that can be used to compromise the security scheme used in the Windows 95 password list (.pwl) file has been posted on the Internet. A person who can access the password list file on the hard disk of a Windows 95-based computer may be able to use this decryption algorithm to generate unencrypted passwords. If two users with user names containing the same first eight characters log on to the same Windows 95-based computer, the first user's password list file becomes invalid. Note that this second symptom occurs only with the Windows 95 Password Cache update (Mspwl32.dll version 9.00.951) available with Microsoft Windows 95 Service Pack 1 and OEM Service Release 1. This problem is resolved in Windows 98.
File Size310.55 kB
Operating System Windows Windows 2000 Windows XP Windows 98
System Requirements<li>Windows NT 4 SP 6</li><li>Windows 2003 SP 1</li><li>Windows XP AMD 64-bit</li><li>Windows XP 64-bit SP 1</li><li>Windows NT 4 SP 2</li><li>Windows 2000 SP 1</li><li>Windows 2003 64-bit</li><li>Windows 2003 AMD 64-bit</li><li>Windows XP 64-bit SP 2</li><li>Windows NT 4 SP 3</li><li>Windows 2000 SP 2</li><li>Windows Server 2003 x64 R2</li><li>Windows 2000</li><li>Windows 2003 64-bit SP 1</li><li>Windows Vista AMD 64-bit</li><li>Windows XP Itanium 64-bit</li><li>Windows NT 4 SP 4</li><li>Windows 2000 SP 3</li><li>Windows NT 4</li><li>Windows XP 32-bit</li><li>Windows XP SP 1</li><li>Windows Server 2003 x86 R2</li><li>Windows ME</li><li>Windows 2003 Itanium 64-bit</li><li>Windows NT 4 SP 5</li><li>Windows 2000 SP 4</li><li>Windows Vista 32-bit</li><li>Windows XP 64-bit</li><li>Windows NT 4 SP 1</li><li>Windows Server 2008 x64</li><li>Windows NT 3</li><li>Windows Server 2008 x86</li><li>Windows XP</li><li>Windows Server 2008</li><li>Windows 2003</li><li>Windows Vista Itanium 64-bit</li><li>Windows XP Itanium 64-bit SP 1</li><li>Windows 2003 32-bit</li><li>Windows XP Itanium 64-bit SP 2</li><li>Windows XP SP 2</li><li>Windows 95</li><li>Windows 98</li><li>Windows Vista</li><li>Windows NT</li><li>Windows 2003 Itanium 64-bit SP 1</li><li>Windows XP Pro</li>


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