Linux password cracking

neo_vi's Avatar, Join Date: Feb 2008
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I got the password file named 'shadow' from /etc/ folder. I dont know how to decrypt that. In What way they are encrypted??
SpOonWiZaRd's Avatar, Join Date: May 2007
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Linux usually uses SHA-1 or SHA-2 if I am not mistaken....
neo_vi's Avatar, Join Date: Feb 2008
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how to decrypt it. and i think the shadow file is not in the standard format like a 'SAM' file. will cain & abel has SHA-1 or 2 decrypter
SpOonWiZaRd's Avatar, Join Date: May 2007
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Yes cain has that. try to use Cain to decrypt it.
neo_vi's Avatar, Join Date: Feb 2008
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The shadow file is not in a standard format. C&B says it's not a valid file.
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If JTR can't decrypt it then unfortunately I don't know, if it does not work then it be nice if you let me know how you did it once you find a way that works.
neo_vi's Avatar, Join Date: Feb 2008
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sure..
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is it a DES encyprtion? can you post the file its located under?
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Can JTR crack DES?