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    In what encryption way is the Password saved in the shadow file?
    Since well, I have 3 users with same password.
    And the Hash is Diffrent every 3 times..
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobinVossen View Post
    In what encryption way is the Password saved in the shadow file?
    Since well, I have 3 users with same password.
    And the Hash is Diffrent every 3 times..
    If i'm not wrong..i think md5 encryption algorithm is used in shadow file.
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    That is what I thought.
    DES and/or MD5
    But, if I encrypt p@ssw0rd 3 times it keeps getting the same in both algorithms.

    Edit: <Doh> I forgot Salt was used -.-'

    I got my answer.. .
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