Re: PLR Flag Maximum (trailing towards security issues)

From: George Greer (
Date: 01/08/00

On Sat, 8 Jan 2000, Drew Shiner wrote:

>how are the passwords encrypted in stock circle, [...]

Standard UNIX crypt() function.  One-way conversion.

>and are there vulverabilies hackers can exploit to get my pw?

They could change your source code to log password input.

Otherwise there are many programs to brute-force attack a password file. If
someone is determined (and a fast computer helps), they will get the
password eventually.  Eventually may be a long time or short time depending
on your password.

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