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August 27, 2007

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Its nice to hear that there is an application that can protect our passwords from others, this security measure must be incorporated in Linux to further enhance its full potential

Rod Greening

I just came across this while researching Apparmor.

I was wondering on what "password" files was Dave referring to? I am a long time Linux user, and from what I see, Ubuntu is no more different than any other Linux (other than the use of sudo by default for admin access).

/etc/passwd does not contain any password crypts as they are in /etc/shadow and /etc/shadow is rw only by user root.

Perhaps I am missing something here in his comment.

Apparmor is welcome, but to make a statement that Ubuntu reads more password files seems odd and somehow inaccurate.

Cheers,

Rod.

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