Originally Published: Tuesday, 7 September 1999 Author: Quentin Cregan
Published to: news_enhance_security/Security News Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

LSAP discussion over redundant password fields in /etc/passwd

An interesting discussion is currently taking place on the LSAP mailing lists regarding the potential use of the encrypted password field. (The field is currently made redundant by the shadow passwords suite). Several alternative programming and securing mechanisms are being thought over. Follow the more link to catch up on the thread "Two Ideas", and read the FAQ on lsap.org about joining the list.