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Re: Strange passwords with XScreensaver in KDE



On Wed, Mar 05, 2003 at 01:46:19PM +0000, Scott Alexander wrote:
> > > I have assigned a password to xscreensaver using KControl.  My
> > > password is 9 characters long.  If I enter the 9 characters of my
> > > password then a couple of random characters, it still turns the
> > > screensaver off.
> > If you're using the older "crypt" style of password hashes, that's to
> > be expected, as the crypt algorithm only uses the 7 least significant
> > bits of the first 8 characters.  If you switch to md5 hashes, this
> > problem should go away.
> I am using the default for a Phoebe-3 install which I think is MD5.


Ouch. Is this in bugzilla?

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