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[New: openFATE 308966] Change default passwd hash algorithm to sha512
  • From: fate_noreply@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2010 13:32:35 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <feature-308966-1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Feature added by: Stephan Kleine (bitshuffler)

Feature #308966, revision 1
Title: Change default passwd hash algorithm to sha512

openSUSE-11.3: Unconfirmed
Requester: Important

Requested by: Stephan Kleine (bitshuffler)
Partner organization:

Change the default hashing algorithm that gets used by passwd and friends to
something more secure than md5 in /etc/default/passwd (preferable sha512).

Also please do this ASAP since we are early enough in the development cycle so
any unexpected side effects get discovered and fixed before release.

Business case (Partner benefit): The reason behind this change is that nowadays md5 simply isn't
secure anymore.

openSUSE Feature:

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