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Password secured using???
From: barcajax () gmail com
Date: 24 Apr 2006 06:40:59 -0000

I'm testing a non-security software for my company and am supposed to look for potential security flaws and risks. I 
did stumble across the software administrator's password being stored in the configuration file as seen here:
<password>106854a5145c8143b</password>
The software looks at this string to confirm if an entered password is correct or not. I asked the vendor how the 
software converts the password (which is "password" for the purpose of this evaluation) to this form but didn't get a 
straight answer. I don't think its a hash so I was wondering if any of you gurus have an idea what it is?

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