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Password encryption used on OS/400

Password encryption used on OS/400

What is the type of password encryption is used on OS/400?
The encryption mechanisms used for OS/400 passwords is not made public. OS/400 passwords are one-way encrypted -- in other words, they are never decrypted by the operating system. And unlike UNIX and Linux machines, there is no etc/password file to run a password cracker against.


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This was first published in April 2004

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