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Old 10-30-2005, 12:07 PM   #1
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POP3 Password Recovery from Root in RHL 3ES


Dear All:

How can I recover a POP3 user's password in an UNencrypted way? I have access to root. I use RHL 3ES/Enterprise.
Appreciate your advice in advance.
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Old 11-01-2005, 04:13 AM   #2
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I think the passwords aren't stored as plaintext on the hard drive, they are stored encrypted as keys. So, you would need a program to brute force or dictionary attack the encrypted password, and try to get it that way. Doing a quick package search (on my debian box), I see a program simply called "john" you might want to look into for this purpose (the package in debian is "john" also), but I've never used this program, so I can't give details about it.

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