Users Passwords decript

Zeus

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I'm looking for a program able to decript the unix user passwords ...
any ideas ??
 

ladavacm

Unperson Spotter
Originally posted by Zeus
I'm looking for a program able to decript the unix user passwords ...
any ideas ??
Impossible, because UNIX passwords are not encrypted; they are an encryption key for a known cleartext, and resulting cyphertext is stored. This said, crack suite tries to brute-force guess the standard modified DES one-way hashing scheme used by, among others, OS X. It works because people usually choose very weak (easily guessed) passwords. It may take it years until it guesses a good password.
 
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