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Linux+ – LX0-102 – Exam 2 Samples – Question 85

Why is /etc/shadow not world readable if the passwords are stored in an encrypted fashion?

A. The encrypted passwords are still subject to brute force attacks.
B. This is just for historical reasons.
C. There is other information in the file that needs to be kept secret.
D. The passwords can be decrypted by anyone with root access.

Correct Answer: A

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