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Password Cache?

Greetings:

I read recently where a hacker or a virus can download a computer "password cache."  I find this very disturbing because I thought all my passwords were comitted to memory, not in my computer.

I would like to know where this "Password Cache" is located and can I delete/eliminate it?

Karl
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KarlAibling
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pjknibbsCommented:
Internet Explorer will only cache passwords if you tell it to--it generally comes up with a dialog box with a "Save this password" checkbox on it, and if you check the box the password will be stored in your password list. This is a .PWL file in the Windows 98 directory--however, if you delete it you will also lose your normal logon password, because Win98 stores that in the PWL file as well.

Basically, if you take sensible precautions (regular virus check, not opening unknown attachments, etc.) the chances of this happening to you are practically zero.
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LadyKathCommented:
Karl, try this link, some very useful information regarding security and passwords.

http://www.lockdown.co.uk/
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