It's a spam account in that it's got nothing on it at all, doesn't even have email access.
It wouldn't store the password security on registered, it's a pretty old account from before they had the strength indicator
I wouldn't think they'd use plain text or reversible encryption but I am starting to worry that they do, even if they stored it in plain text, they wouldn't allow you to see the password and would still require you reset the password.
"whats so hard to understand? if you password is hashed, then they've hashed common passwords and compare them to your hash,which ends up being the same."
Do you work for microsoft, can you say you've seen the database scheme to comment like you know exactly how their database is setup ?