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RE: Backdoor not recognized by Kaspersky
From: "Thor Larholm" <thor () pivx com>
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2004 18:03:05 -0800

From: Larry Seltzer [mailto:larry () larryseltzer com] 
if you can read the users login credentials to his corporate 
mailserver you are far better off.

Rather casually put. How would you do this? I've heard how 
Swen asks the user for their credentials, but if you know a 
general crack for obtaining them I'd say that's news.

I wouldn't call it news, try googling for "Outlook Express Password
Recovery" and you will find numerous commercial solutions that
programmatically give you the password. It's stored in a key called
Password2 under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Account
Manager\Accounts\00000001 where 00000001 is the account number.

The same applies to Outlook and any other mail application that allows
the user to store their password locally. Since POP3 and SMTP are
plaintext protocols the login credentials need to be stored in a form
that can have them decrypted.



Regards

Thor Larholm
Senior Security Researcher
PivX Solutions
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Newport Beach, CA 92660
http://www.pivx.com
thor () pivx com
Phone: +1 (949) 231-8496
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