Re: what password encryption method is this?
From: Unruh (unruh-spam_at_physics.ubc.ca)
Date: 31 Aug 2005 07:30:32 GMT
Nikos Giannoulis <email@example.com> writes:
>I have no idea of encryption methods, and I would like to know if
>someone can guess what is the one used here:
>where root: is the user name and rest is password.
>These are taken from an embeded device linux passwd file.
>To create a password the system uses the passwd command which in the
>manual says that can use des, md5, sha1 algorithms.
md5 based algorithm (it is NOT md5 but uses md5 in an insanely complicated,
It is not an encryption, it is a hash.
>I hope I'm not in a worng place.