I had read about the fact that M$ saves all passwords in cleartext and laughed when I was reading the Oreily Apache book.
I didn't realize that M$ and other apps that run on Windows store in plain-text until I needed to get into an old webserver that someone had setup and once it broke, it magically became my responsibility.
A quick little grep and I found a plain-text password that I could use.
in reply to MS Security Gotcha (OT)
"The social dynamics of the net are a direct consequence of the fact that nobody has yet developed a Remote Strangulation Protocol." -- Larry