Hello all

If Linux is open source any one can know where the password are stored and if they are encrypted any one can decrypt it using source code. I am only familiar with paragent.com . its an open source project and works well for our company.

Thanks in advance
Bmora96

If the passwords are unencrypted, they should be present in the /etc/passwd file. If all you see is an 'x', that means they've been encrypted in /etc/shadow . The hashing algorithm used to encrypt the passwords is usually fairly complex however, and unless you've got a good reason to do it, I wouldn't.

due to the way it works it would still take years to decrypt as it relys on factoring huge prime numbers

Hello There,
Thanks john for the replies. It has been a confusion for me which exists with my lifelong. I was only familiar with paragent which is an open source which i can modify to my requirements.Anyways thanks for the reply once more.
Regards,
Bmora96

hello there,
I came to know that its waste of time if i am behind such things to decrypt the source code.
Regards,
Bmora96

Hello bmora
Linux is such a closed program and no one can decrypt it. There are many other open sources which we can modify to our requirements. i checked paragent and we can modify its source code.
Regards,
Cranium1200

Linux is such a closed program and no one can decrypt it

what the hell are you talking about

hello there,
Linux can be decrypted but windows are programmed in such away that no one can modify it. Considering the open source that you referred paragent, the source code can be modified according to our wish.
Regards,
Techbrain55

Hello there,
Thanks techbrain for the answers. Paragent serves me better and i use to modify it according to my wish.Anyways thanks again for the information.
regards,
Bmora96

yeah, really, wth?
what is paragnet and how is source code difficult to get?
What's there to decrypt???