Default password encryption method.
mike at sentex.net
Tue Aug 21 14:32:06 UTC 2012
On 6/19/2012 10:10 AM, ian ivy wrote:
> By default FreeBSD uses MD5 to encrypt passwords. MD5 is believed to be
> more secure than e.g. DES but less than e.g. SHA512. Currently several
> major Linux distributions, uses a SHA512 mechanism. Suse Linux also offers
> a blowfish.
A late followup to this thread, but there was a decent fleshed out
article on this issue
There are a few caveats/clarifications in the comments, but pretty good
overall for a non hardcore crypto audience.
Mike Tancsa, tel +1 519 651 3400
Sentex Communications, mike at sentex.net
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