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Alright. I have lost my hotmail password a month ago and have tried many thing to recover but miserably failed since I was too lazy to put a secret question that i would remember and still can't remember the darn password of my account.
However... my dear pidgin (2.11.11 ) still has it on, and hopefully I can still talk to friends on msn. But can't see my email...
I won't give up so easily so im thinking about getting back my password from the inside... but here I need some help.
To clear things up: I am not trying to hack anyone...except myself. I know a little bit of c programming, along with some assembly language but im a real dump about networks...
You would help me a lot if someone could just tell me in which .c files is the code proc that send password, then maybe I could catch the right packet with some packet sniffer program (found one here on www.analogx.com/) that talk to the port 1863. Then with the encrytpted text i would make a small prog to get my password (if i find the password routine...)
could it work? someone else got an idea or some info please?
passwords in pidgin are stored in your accounts.xml file which is unencrypted.
on linux it would be in ~/.purple
on windows: in the ".purple" directory in the following location:
* For Windows 2000/XP/Vista(?), entering %APPDATA% in your Windows Explorer address bar will take you to the right directory (probably something like C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data).
* For Windows 98/ME it will be something like C:\Windows\Profiles\username.
thank you for help! by healing my ignorance you saved a great deal of time!
my password was right where you told me (in xp). Thx again!