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Father of Unix Ken Thompson checkmated: Old eight-char password is finally cracked

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Confused

I thought the method was the password is hashed/salted then compared with the stored value, if they do not match the password is incorrect.

Unless you are saying the hashed/salted values would be different if the salting method/value is different?

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