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.
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