shadow password

Jesse Tie Ten Quee highos at
Mon Nov 13 13:20:58 PST 2000


On Mon, Nov 13, 2000 at 05:23:31PM -0500, Jason Gurtz wrote:
> It's kinda a bad idea to post ones /etc/passwd in the open, much less
> containg the root entry!  It's fairly easy nowadays to crack a non shadowed
> pass....

What's the difference between /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow in password
field, nothing as far as i've been able to tell.

There bough as easy to crack, except that /etc/shadow isn't as easy to
cat and steal ;)

Maybe if everyone used Shadow'ed MD5 encrypted passwords..

Jesse Tie Ten Quee - highos at highos dot com

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