In a legal, learning context at school, we have to understand security in Linux in the /ect/shadow file and the
These two files contains often different kind of hash and the password of often hashed as:
In my exemple, I have something like
I understand it's a MD5 hash using the the 8 chars salt and using a base 64 encoded hash.
I have two questions about these lines.
My first one: Is the salt in clear format (in /etc/shadow in Linux). I am pretty sure that the answer is yes, but I just want to confirm.
My second one: using a password cracker tool like John the Ripper, I paste the line above (the real hashes) and it detected It was FreeBSD MD5 [32/64]. I see what John is trying, but, is he using the 8 chars salt of the pasted line?