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Re: Reinventing the wheel (aka "Decoding Netscape Mail passwords")
From: gimli () UNI-PADERBORN DE (Holger van Lengerich)
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 15:50:51 +0100


I dont know if it applies to windoze but the Linux & xBSD versions of
netscape store the 'encoded' (not encrypted) password even if
the user never ticks the remember password box.

Now that Netscape should fix!

This bug does occur only in 4.5 (all OS'es) and is already fixed in 4.51!

However, Communicator 4.51 and up will not clear the stored passwords, once
they have been stored accidentally with 4.5 .

So they did their job ... not as well as they could, but they did it.

Regards,
   Holger

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