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Old 10-30-2005, 12:20 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 10-30-2005, 01:24 PM   #2
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you don't recover passwords. you just set new ones you know. the point of password encryption is to make things one way only, it's not possible to retrieve them.
 
Old 10-30-2005, 01:40 PM   #3
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That's what I was afraid of.
Well, well, I'll reset them then.
Thank you.
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Old 10-30-2005, 01:54 PM   #4
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Heh - well, if the passwords were very weak (e.g.
dictionary words, shorter than 6 characters) a brute
force method with John the Ripper may work ;)


Cheers,
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Old 10-30-2005, 01:57 PM   #5
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Nope, they're b/w 8 to 14 chrs.
I guess it's easier to reset them & make users remember/put them down somewhere; less overhead on my time.
Thanks for the tip too.
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