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Bizarre Dial-up password problem

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Anonymous
June 6, 2004 11:11:10 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

My problem is on XP Pro, Sp2.

Every time I go via IE Tools - Internet Options - Connections to check on
the settings for my dial-up account, I find that is has changed my ISP
password field to some 16 character entry. So, whatever I put in there, if I
close the dialog, and re-open it, it will have changed it to this 16 digit
thing. BUT, if I leave the field blank, it stays blank. Result is that if I
try to put my own ISP password in there, it is always wrong when I try to
dial-up from IE or OE.

Does anybody know what is going on here??

Thanks!
Pascal.
Anonymous
June 6, 2004 11:11:11 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

For security purposes, Windows XP will encrypt and change the
length of a password. The password you entered is correct even
though it appears the length has changed. This helps prevent a
potential hacker from guessing the length of a password.

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User

Be Smart! Protect your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/

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"Pascal Herczog" <dummy@btinternet.com> wrote in message:
news:c9vq8d$g85$1@titan.btinternet.com...

| My problem is on XP Pro, Sp2.
|
| Every time I go via IE Tools - Internet Options - Connections to check on
| the settings for my dial-up account, I find that is has changed my ISP
| password field to some 16 character entry. So, whatever I put in there, if I
| close the dialog, and re-open it, it will have changed it to this 16 digit
| thing. BUT, if I leave the field blank, it stays blank. Result is that if I
| try to put my own ISP password in there, it is always wrong when I try to
| dial-up from IE or OE.
|
| Does anybody know what is going on here??
|
| Thanks!
| Pascal.
!