SSH hacked?

Steve Lamb grey at dmiyu.org
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...
-------------------------------+---------------------------------------------

-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 260 bytes
Desc: OpenPGP digital signature
URL: <https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-users/attachments/20090116/f19a0039/attachment.pgp>


More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list