SSH hacked?

Steve Lamb grey at
Sat Jan 17 02:01:36 UTC 2009

Knapp wrote:
> OK, but what does that mean to hacking in using root passwords? There is
> no root password to crack right?

    It means it is impossible to crack because it isn't valid.  If you look in
your /etc/shadow root's password should contain a *.  * is not possible to
obtain with the encoding technique used for passwords.  Since it is an
impossible character to get it is impossible to match.

         Steve C. Lamb         | But who decides what they dream?
       PGP Key: 8B6E99C5       |   And dream I do...

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