[Full-Disclosure] os x 10.2.x has 8 character password limit
brett at hutley.net
Mon Nov 24 23:59:29 GMT 2003
S . f . Stover wrote:
> On 24 Nov 03 02:48:56PM Randal L. Schwartz[merlyn at stonehenge.com] wrote:
> : >>>>> "S" == S f Stover <attica at stackheap.org> writes:
> : S> Just spoke to Apple tech support and they confirmed this is a known
> : S> limitation of 10.2 which was purposefully fixed in 10.3 (panther).
> : Why is this surprising? All Unix versions have had this limitation,
> : and OSX is a version of Unix.
> Not really trying to surprise anyone. Just another reason to upgrade to
> Although, I tested FreeBSD 5.1-CURRENT and RedHat 9.0 and neither of which had
> this "feature".
Most Unix operating systems have switched to using a more secure
encryption mechanism than the old-style crypt(3).
Brett Hutley [MAppFin,CISSP,SANS GCIH]
mailto:brett at hutley.net
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