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Offline sandeepvson

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How to decrypt /etc/shadow file password string
« on: January 04, 2010, 10:41:12 AM »
HI,
I want to see if it is possible to decrypt and view string contained in /etc/shadow file.
Is there any command or shell function for decryption.
Thanks in Advance...

Offline gauravbajaj

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Re: How to decrypt /etc/shadow file password string
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2010, 05:54:23 AM »
As per my knowledge ... you can't decrypt md5  . So there is no way to decrypt /etc/shadow file......

Offline dragoncity99

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Re: How to decrypt /etc/shadow file password string
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2011, 01:29:58 PM »
There's only unshadow or shadow the /etc/passwd.

Shadow /etc/shadow
# pwconv

UnShadow /etc/ shadow
# pwunconv