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Change default passwd hash algorithm to sha512

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Change the default hashing algorithm that gets used by passwd and friends to something more secure than md5 in /etc/default/passwd (preferable sha512). 
Also please do this ASAP since we are early enough in the development cycle so any unexpected side effects get discovered and fixed before release.

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The reason behind this change is that nowadays md5 simply isn't secure anymore.


icons/user_comment.png S. K. wrote: (8 years ago)

I'm not sure you understand where the md5 is used. md5 is simply the fallback for external services and I'm not sure you can guarantee all external password directories support sha512

icons/user_comment.png J. E. wrote: (8 years ago)

The current default is Blowfish, and that is rather incompatible to other Linux distros, given that upstream Glibc does not have BF, but it does have SHA.

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