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From: Leah Neukirchen <leah@vuxu.org>
To: Finn O'Leary <finnoleary@inventati.org>
Cc: The Eunuchs Hysterical Society <tuhs@tuhs.org>
Subject: Re: [TUHS] Recovered /etc/passwd files
Date: Thu, 03 Oct 2019 21:30:31 +0200
Message-ID: <87bluxpqy0.fsf@vuxu.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <6dceffe228804a76de1e12f18d1fc0dc@inventati.org> (Finn O'Leary's message of "Thu, 03 Oct 2019 18:51:19 +0000")

Finn O'Leary <finnoleary@inventati.org> writes:

> Hi, I remember that someone had recovered some ancient /etc/passwd files
> and had decrypted(?) them, and I remember reading that either ken or
> dmr's
> password was something interesting like './,..,/' (it was entirely
> punctuation characters, was around three different characters in
> total, and
> was pretty damn short). I've tried to find this since, as a friend was
> interested in it, and I cannot for the life of me find it!

I did this once, but I never managed to crack all of them.
It was bwk who used /.,/.,

My findings (from https://github.com/dspinellis/unix-history-repo/blob/BSD-3-Snapshot-Development/etc/passwd):

gfVwhuAMF0Trw:dmac
Pb1AmSpsVPG0Y:uio
ymVglQZjbWYDE:/.,/.,
c8UdIntIZCUIA:bourne
AAZk9Aj5/Ue0E:foobar
E9i8fWghn1p/I:apr1744
IIVxQSvq1V9R2:axolotl
9EZLtSYjeEABE:network
P0CHBwE/mB51k:whatnot
Nc3IkFJyW2u7E:...hello
olqH1vDqH38aw:sacristy
9ULn5cWTc0b9E:sherril.
N33.MCNcTh5Qw:uucpuucp
FH83PFo4z55cU:wendy!!!
OVCPatZ8RFmFY:cowperso
X.ZNnZrciWauE:5%ghj
IL2bmGECQJgbk:pdq;dq
4BkcEieEtjWXI:jilland1
8PYh/dUBQT9Ss:theik!!!
lj1vXnxTAPnDc:sn74193n

But I never managed to crack ken's password with the hash
ZghOT0eRm4U9s, and I think I enumerated the whole
8 letter lowercase + special symbols key space.

The uncracked ones are:

ozalp:m5syt3.lB5LAE:40:10:& Babaoglu,4156423806:/usr/ozalp:/bin/csh
hpk:9ycwM8mmmcp4Q:9:10:Howard Katseff,2019495337:/usr/staff/hpk:/bin/csh
tbl:cBWEbG59spEmM:10:10:Tom London,2019492006:/usr/staff/tbl
ken:ZghOT0eRm4U9s:52:10:& Thompson:/usr/staff/ken
fabry:d9B17PTU2RTlM:305:10:Bob &,4156422714:/usr/staff/fabry:/bin/csh

Any help is welcome.

-- 
Leah Neukirchen  <leah@vuxu.org>  https://leahneukirchen.org/

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Thread overview: 63+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-10-03 18:51 Finn O'Leary
2019-10-03 19:30 ` Leah Neukirchen [this message]
2019-10-03 20:41   ` Finn O'Leary
2019-10-03 22:04     ` Steffen Nurpmeso
2019-10-03 23:24     ` Dave Horsfall
2019-10-04  0:59       ` WIlliam Cheswick
2019-10-04 16:08         ` Arthur Krewat
2019-10-04 10:29       ` Leah Neukirchen
2019-10-04 15:05         ` Ken Thompson via TUHS
2019-10-05 18:05   ` Tom Jones
2019-10-08 17:38     ` Arthur Krewat
2019-10-08 20:40       ` Dave Horsfall
2019-10-08 20:57         ` Arthur Krewat
2019-10-09 12:55       ` Leah Neukirchen
2019-10-09 16:17         ` Arthur Krewat
2019-10-05 17:29 ` Michael Kjörling
2019-10-05 17:49   ` Arthur Krewat
2019-10-08 18:38 Norman Wilson
2019-10-08 18:51 ` Arthur Krewat
2019-10-08 21:02   ` Dave Horsfall
2019-10-08 21:22     ` Arthur Krewat
2019-10-09  5:49       ` Nigel Williams
2019-10-09  5:52         ` Nigel Williams
2019-10-09  6:00           ` Warner Losh
2019-10-09  8:16             ` Andy Kosela
2019-10-09  8:53               ` Ken Thompson via TUHS
2019-10-09  9:16                 ` Leah Neukirchen
2019-10-09 23:04           ` Dave Horsfall
2019-10-10  6:31             ` Vincenzo Nicosia
2019-10-09 19:59         ` Rob Pike
2019-10-09 20:09           ` Kurt H Maier
2019-10-09 21:05             ` Bakul Shah
2019-10-09 21:09               ` Warner Losh
2019-10-09 21:16                 ` Arthur Krewat
2019-10-09 22:05                   ` Adam Thornton
2019-10-09 23:28                     ` Steffen Nurpmeso
2019-10-11 12:28             ` Anthony Martin
2019-10-09 20:14           ` Arthur Krewat
2019-10-10 20:24           ` Clem Cole
2019-10-10 20:38             ` Nemo
2019-10-10 20:52               ` John P. Linderman
2019-10-11  6:24               ` Dave Horsfall
2019-10-11 11:09                 ` William Pechter
2019-10-11 23:46           ` Finn O'Leary
2019-10-12  0:21             ` Arthur Krewat
2019-10-10  8:21         ` Dan Cross
2019-10-10 11:58           ` Arthur Krewat
2019-10-10 12:07             ` Leah Neukirchen
2019-10-18 14:34               ` Arthur Krewat
2019-10-18 15:01                 ` Royce Williams
2019-10-18 15:05                   ` Royce Williams
2019-10-18 18:32                   ` Royce Williams
2019-10-19 13:11                     ` John P. Linderman
2019-10-10 13:57           ` Henry Bent
2019-10-10 14:05             ` Arthur Krewat
2019-10-15 16:32               ` Michael Kjörling
2019-10-10 14:10             ` Leah Neukirchen
2019-10-11  2:49             ` Dave Horsfall
2019-10-08 20:52 ` Dave Horsfall
2019-10-08 21:15   ` Michael Kjörling
2019-10-19 13:45 Norman Wilson
2019-10-19 20:27 ` ewe2
2019-10-19 20:41   ` Arthur Krewat

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