I came across this very alarming sounding thread which indicates a GPU with about half the compute capacity of the GPU currently powering the monitor I type this on is capable of 11.5k c/s. I'm not ...
What is the meaning of the term “simple string” for the SALT string in Unix crypt using SHA-256 and SHA-512?
In Unix crypt using SHA-256 and SHA-512 the author, Ulrich Drepper, introduces the SALT string as the following (highlight by me): For the SHA-based methods the SALT string can be a simple string ...
I'm trying to understand how typical Linux distributions generate the password field for entries in /etc/shadow. I can't figure out what encryption algorithm is being used to produce the encrypted ...
By default, Solaris uses Traditional DES to encrypt password hashes in the shadow file. Is there a way to harden the security by changing this default behaviour and make it to be hashed using a ...