I know that the
/etc/shadow file hash follows this syntax:
$id identifies the algorithm being used, e.g.:
Here is an entry of my shadow file:
I'm running the most up-to-date Kali Linux version (for 2014), which is based on Debian "wheezy", which in turn uses SHA-512, hence
The problem I am having is that I went to an online service, which calculates and "reverse-calculates" SHA hashes and input my password ("root") there. The hash they showed me did not match the hash in my
/etc/shadow-file, and when I entered my hash from the file to search against their database, they claimed the format was invalid.
I know that using a salt would affect the hash in some way, but as far as I can tell, my hash does not use a salt, as it follows the format
As such, I would like to ask the following:
- Why does my hash not look like a "normal" SHA-512 hash?
- What kind of hash is this, if it is not "normal" SHA-512?
- Can I recognize the type of hash by only looking at the