[TUHS] Recovered /etc/passwd files

Henry Bent henry.r.bent at gmail.com
Thu Oct 10 23:57:10 AEST 2019

I have no opinion on the password hacking (especially since Ken seemed fine
with it), but this is to me distasteful.  The media was alerted, and that
media was of all things The Register?  It's not exactly a site known for
its thoughtful or balanced journalism.


On Thu, 10 Oct 2019 at 04:22, Dan Cross <crossd at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 9, 2019, 1:50 AM Nigel Williams <nw at retrocomputingtasmania.com>
> wrote:
>> ken is done:
>> ZghOT0eRm4U9s:p/q2-q4!
>> took 4+ days on an AMD Radeon Vega64 running hashcat at about 930MH/s
>> during that time (those familiar know the hash-rate fluctuates and
>> slows down towards the end).
> This feat made it The Register:
> https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/09/ken_thompsons_old_unix_password_cracked/
>         - Dan C.
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