Do you want to check if your account has been compromised in a data breach? It may not be your e-mail account or banking credentials that may have been compromised but it can also be e-mail address that was used or associated with some other type of service or account. It might be possible that you used your e-mail id somewhere to create an account or sign-up or even sign-in may have been compromised in a data breach and the attacker might use the same credentials i.e username or e-mail and password to gain access on a different website or service.Continue reading “Password Help!”
The ‘/etc/shadow‘ file in Linux contains password and password related information of users listed in the /etc/passwd file.
An entry in /etc/shadow file contains nine entries/fields and looks like:
a → Username
The user name of whose the entry contains the password details.Continue reading “/etc/shadow file in Linux”
The ‘/etc/passwd‘ file in Linux contains user and user related information.
An entry in /etc/passwd file contains seven entries/fields and looks like:
a → Username
username is between 1 and 32 characters in length.
b → Password
an ‘x‘ character indicates that encrypted password is stored in /etc/shadow file.Continue reading “/etc/passwd file in Linux”