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    location of "autocomplete passwords" in IE?

    hey all,

    anyone knows the location of the autocomplete passwords that are saved in internet explorer???

    i know there are many tools to read this info, but i want to know how those tools work...
    there must be some file in which these passwords are saved, but which one???

    (OS's: XP and 2k, IE 5.0 & 6.0)

    any idea's?

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    This information is encrypted and stored in your systems registry, in the registry key called:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\InternetExplorer\IntelliForms\SPW
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    Are you just trying find out where they are stored or trying to review the passwords?

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    if i want the passwords i'll use a program like "iekey" from passware:
    http://www.lostpassword.com

    or password reminder:
    http://www.fileheaven.com/password-r...nload/8038.htm

    but no, i just want to know where they are located and how those programs get the passwords, i want to write a program myself with the same capabilities.
    but not for illegal things, just to learn from it....

    any idea btw what kind of encryption is used??

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    128 bit DES, just like the SAM uses

    (that is, if the SAM is using the default encryption algorithm without SYSKEY's RC4 encryption)
    Windows 9x: n. A collection of 32 bit extensions and a graphical shell for a 16 bit patch to an 8 bit operating system originally coded for a 4 bit microprocessor. Written by a 2 bit company that can\'t stand 1 bit of competition.


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    ok, but DES isn't cracked that easy, so how do those programs work?
    they can read the passwords in a second, so where do they get them?
    there must be another way...

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