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Operational Systems → Windows 95/98/ME password recovery
Overview of Windows 95/98/ME password protection:
The first versions of Windows 95 used to have a notorious vulnerability – repeated usage of keystream, which made it possible to find any passwords instantly. Starting from version OSR2, encryption system of Windows was fundamentally revised. After that it became possible to use brute-force only, though with high speed.
File extensions: pwl Windows 95/98/ME crypto algorithms: RC4, MD5 Windows 95/98/ME encryption weakness: Human factor Possible attacks against Windows 95/98/ME: brute-force, dictionary Attacks complexity: 2128