How to Recover Login Password of Yahoo! Messenger

How to Recover Login Password of Yahoo! Messenger

This research article exposes all the password secrets of Yahoo! Messenger including where your messenger login password is stored, how it is stored and how to recover it.

Yahoo! Messenger Password Secrets

Yahoo! Messenger saves login password in Registry at following location

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Yahoo\pager

Yahoo Messenger v6.x used to store encrypted password in registry value named “EOptions string”.

Latest version (v7.x) uses the registry value named “ETS” to store the encrypted password.

This password cannot be decrypted as it is derived using one way hash algorithm. Yahoo Messenger uses it during login process to validate against the stored hash on the server.

 
Hope this article has helped you to understand password secrets of Yahoo! Messenger.

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