First post, by Peter Swinkels
I am trying to figure out how Windows 3.11 encodes screen saver passwords. As far as I can tell a string of plain text characters of the same length as the password is stored in Control.ini like this:
password = "Peter"
password = "Peter Swinkels"
It appears the length of the password or successive characters affect the encoding. Does anyone know what DLL and what functions are used to encode and decode passwords? (if any) Oddly enough, it seems each screen saver supporting a password (*.scr files) contains the GUI information defining the password settings dialog in the control panel. They contain these strings:
The values for New Password and Retype New Password do not match.
Try again. Change PasswordaThe value for Old Password is not correct.
Check your screen-saver password, and then try again.&Password Options
Password ProtectedSet Password...
Change PasswordOld Password:New Password:
Retype New Password:The screen saver you are using is password protected. You must type in the screen saver password to turn off the screen saver.
Check your screen saver password and try again.
Does anyone else know anything about this topic?
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