security related stuff ... Re: /etc/passwd

tchiwam tchiwam at ee.oulu.fi
Fri Jan 18 04:31:27 PST 2002


Please, send this to lfs-security

> > If a cracker had to find the exact password, that would be true.
> > For unix passwords, crackers only need to find a password with
> > the same digest. If your password is longer than the digest,
> > you can be confident that a shorter password with the same digest
> > exists.
>
> IIRC default-unix-passwords are cut at 8 characters
>
>      Ba-trustnoone-lu

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