I'm newbie in Ubuntu and currently using it for assignment.
I've checked my encrypted password at
/etc/shadow folder and found that my encrypted password using MD5 encryption, but my problem is the salt length is 5.
I've check various sites saying that the MD5 salt should be length of 8 while mine is only 5.
Here is what I get when I run
sudo grep <username> /etc/shadow:
My questions are:
- What is the algorithm if it's not MD5?
- How come the salt length is 5?
- Anyway to change the length of the salt?