Microsoft drops the the ball on security again – Windows 8 passwords in plain text

It what would be an unbelievable event for other tech heavyweights, Microsoft has a second serious security policy blunder to be discovered in recent weeks. This time the focus is around Windows 8 and passwords being stored in plain text.

The hole involves user accounts that switch to an alternate security method – pictures or pins. When this is selected, the original password remains as plain text data.

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