why still using md5 in shadow file?

Mark Syms mark at marksyms.me.uk
Mon Apr 5 20:03:51 UTC 2010

> Message: 4
> Date: Mon, 05 Apr 2010 17:30:18 +0200
> From: Jozsi Vadkan <jozsi.avadkan at gmail.com>
> Subject: why still using md5 in shadow file?
> To: Ubuntu Mailing list <ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
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> FIXME if i'm wrong, but why are the passwords stored in md5?
> Isn't there a better/more secure solution to store the local users
> passwords?
> Thank you for the answer/tips.

It isn't. Current distos use sha512. See the contents of


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