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Re: [SLE] Is it possible for root to know user's password ???
  • From: Anders Karlsson <anders@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: 30 May 2003 21:40:13 +0100
  • Message-id: <1054327213.1976.2.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sat, 2003-05-31 at 05:55, magre wrote:
> I would like to know - is it possible to know user's password when you are
> root ???

Not really. You can still run something like John the Ripper across the
password file and find weak passwords, but you can't look in /etc/passwd
and just see the users passwords in clear text.

HTH,

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Anders Karlsson <anders@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Trudheim Technology Limited
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