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You add a password to a catalog in Microsoft Expression Media. Then, you save the catalog as CatalogName.ivc file. However, anyone can open the CatalogName.ivc file to retrieve the password by using Notepad on a Windows-based computer or by using TextEdit on an Apple Macintosh computer.
This problem occurs because Expression Media stores the password in plain text in the .ivc file.
To work around this problem, use file-system-based security to limit access to the .ivc file. To do this, follow these steps.
For Windows-based computers
For Macintosh computers
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.