Linux stores users’ encrypted passwords, as well as other security information, such as account or password expiration values, in the /etc/shadow file. Someday you may need to edit the /etc/shadow file manually to set or change ones password.
There are two main things, that can help to identify hash type: The length of the hash (each hash function has a specific output length); The alphabet used (are all english letters? numbers 0-9 and A-F so hex? what special characters are there if any?). There is a cool script, named “Hash Identifier”. The name […]