Re: Isn't it a security hole...
As Jerzy Kakol said:
> ...the attribute readable for others in case of the file /etc/passwd?
Perhaps a bit, but not too much. The passwords in /etc/passwd are encrypted
through one-way DES encryption. It's much easier to simply guess users'
passwords, the majority of which are first-names or first-names followed
by a number.
> Jerzy Kakol
Gilbert Ramirez Jr. firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Texas http://merece.uthscsa.edu/gram
Health Science Center at San Antonio University Health System