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RE: decrypting htpasswd



Sorry Weiss. I have no interest in consulting you nor violating Federal law(s). ;)

Regards,
Nikhil.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: redhat-list-bounces redhat com
> [mailto:redhat-list-bounces redhat com]On Behalf Of Benjamin J. Weiss
> Sent: Monday, January 24, 2005 11:44 PM
> To: General Red Hat Linux discussion list
> Subject: Re: decrypting htpasswd
> 
> 
> Mulley, Nikhil wrote:
> 
> >[I am not talking abt Cracking..] This is however to say 
> that I ensure my security and warn others abt their security as well..
> >as earlier said ..the password file has two fields...
> >Username:Password
> >the password is in DES (hashed)Encryption format..
> >so I think there is a way to Rip it with John...
> >  
> >
> 1) If you intentionally acquired this file without the 
> permission of the 
> server's owner, you have violated federal law.
> 2) If you accidentally acquired this file and then attempt to 
> crack the 
> password, you have violated federal law.
> 
> If you truly came upon this file accidentally and you want to 
> warn the 
> owners about their security, simply give them a copy of the file you 
> captured and then delete it.
> 
> I work for a state law-enforcement agency.  If you wish assistance in 
> contacting the server owners, please contact me off-list.
> 
> Benjamin Weiss
> 
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