[TUHS] Recovered /etc/passwd files

Bakul Shah bakul at bitblocks.com
Thu Oct 10 07:05:06 AEST 2019

On Wed, 09 Oct 2019 13:09:42 -0700 Kurt H Maier <khm at sciops.net> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 09, 2019 at 09:59:43AM -1000, Rob Pike wrote:
> > 
> > Interesting though it is, though, I find this hacking distasteful. It was
> > distasteful back when, and it still is. The attitudes around hackery have
> > changed; the position nowadays seems to be that the bad guys are doing it
> > so the good guys should be rewarded for doing it first. That's disingenuous
> > at best, and dangerous at worst.
> > 
> And not really relevant to this topic, in fact.  It's not like we're
> sitting around rainbow-tabling someone's Macbook.  This stuff is, at
> this point, of historical interest.  "How many decades old must a hash
> be before it's acceptable to decode it" is a valid question worth
> answering, but comparing this kind of archaeology to active attack is
> slightly absurd.

I feel more than slightly absurd asking this but is the
password ken used in 1980 is of "historical interest"?

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