Re: passwords and crypt?
On Fri, 30 Nov 2001, Roger Keays wrote:
> I'm not sure if this is common knowledge or not, but I have just noticed
> the effects of having the first two letters of your password the same as
> the first two in your login name... You can use any extension of your
> e.g., on my Woody box I added a user called 'ron' and his password was
> 'roniosko'. He could login in with 'ronioskos', 'ronioskoasdfasd' and so
> I tried a few more and had the same results. This is something to do
> with the random salt right?
> Can anyone else reproduce this?
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maybe you dont use MD5 passwords, so only the first 8 characters will be
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