?
Solved

Windows XP password field

Posted on 2004-09-03
3
Medium Priority
?
190 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-05
Dear Experts

I had forgotten my dialup password the other day and downloaded a password viewer. The strange thing was that it would only unmask textbox's with a normal password character - say a '*' and not the text box with the special XP character. So anyway I downloaded a program called SuperPasswordSpy++ (http://www.codeguru.com/Cpp/I-N/ieprogram/security/article.php/c4387). Which was able to view my password for me. The next day I then tried making a simple delphi program to view the password behind these XP/2K characters and wasn't able to.

The website http://www.codeguru.com/Cpp/I-N/ieprogram/security/article.php/c4387 has the source code to view these characters in C++, but that don't mean a thing to me. I get confused too easily :*(

Does anyone know how to view whats behind these 2K/XP password charactors in delphi?

Thanks, your help is much appreciated
0
Comment
Question by:type57
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 23

Accepted Solution

by:
Ferruccio Accalai earned 375 total points
ID: 11979520
let's see....
you can use a mouseup event to drag from a form to the pwdchar field....

for example, click on a form, drag to the masked textbox field and release the mouse button....

it's working for me on W2K and XP

procedure TForm1.FormMouseUp(Sender: TObject; Button: TMouseButton;
  Shift: TShiftState; X, Y: Integer);
var
  mypoint: TPoint;
  myHandle: THandle;
begin
  GetCursorPos(myPOINT);
  Sleep(100);
  myhandle := WindowFromPoint(myPOINT);
  PostMessage(myhandle,EM_SETPASSWORDCHAR,0,0);
  PostMessage(myhandle,WM_LBUTTONDOWN,0,0);
  PostMessage(myhandle,WM_LBUTTONUP,0,0);
end;
0
 

Author Comment

by:type57
ID: 11979709
Oo I didn't realise that was all I had to do, thx it worked a treat.
0
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:Ferruccio Accalai
ID: 11979758
--> thx it worked a treat.
SO why just a B grade?
BTW it doesn't matter.
Glad to have helped you.

F68 ;-)
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Hello everybody This Article will show you how to validate number with TEdit control, What's the TEdit control? TEdit is a standard Windows edit control on a form, it allows to user to write, read and copy/paste single line of text. Usua…
In my programming career I have only very rarely run into situations where operator overloading would be of any use in my work.  Normally those situations involved math with either overly large numbers (hundreds of thousands of digits or accuracy re…
Stellar Phoenix SQL Database Repair software easily fixes the suspect mode issue of SQL Server database. It is a simple process to bring the database from suspect mode to normal mode. Check out the video and fix the SQL database suspect mode problem.
Watch the video to learn how one can deal with PST file corruption issue with an outstanding Kernel for Outlook PST Repair Tool easily. Using this tool, non-technical users can swiftly perform the repair process to restore their essential data witho…
Suggested Courses

593 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question