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Thread: Finding Administrator password

  1. #1
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    Question Finding Administrator password

    Sir,
    I heard that one can find the password of an ubuntu 11.10 user account by using the Guest account and then using some grep command to search out the password. I don't know the steps exactly.
    Is that true?
    If there is such a possibility then how it is exactly done?
    What can we do against such a security problem if any?

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    Re: Finding Administrator password

    User passwords are stored in a form where it is very unlikely that use of the grep command will be sufficient to learn the password of a user.
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