Re: [dev] [PATCH] [ubase] Simplify login

From: FRIGN <>
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2014 18:41:45 +0200

On Mon, 2 Jun 2014 17:23:03 +0100
Dimitris Papastamos <> wrote:

> I don't care personally. We should definitely add /etc/passwd support
> to su though because currently it only works with /etc/shadow.

Well, I prefer /etc/passwd, given it gives a false feeling of security
using the shadow-file.
In reality, it's a solution for a very unimportant issue.
If your password is strong, having the hashes won't help any attacker.
On the other hand, having a weak password, the shadow-file doesn't save
you from a breach.



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