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Microsoft Plus! 98 Windows ME Password Disclosure Vulnerability

by platon on April 2nd, 2001 Due to a flaw in the implementation of the Compressed Folders feature in Microsoft Plus! 98 and Windows ME, the password used to protect the compressed folder is stored on the user's machine in plaintext. A user who gains access to a machine with this feature installed may locate the file where the password is stored and use it to access any compressed folder and the contents within the folder...

Microsoft has released a patch which rectifies this issue and suggests that users delete the dynazip.log file from: c:windowsdynazip.log

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