UNIX Password Security
In most cases, the passwords are stored encrypted in the le /etc/passwd, or, if the system is a client, on the server. In the latter case, one can get the passwordle by giving the command ypcat passwd.
User Authentication HOWTO | 2.1. /etc/passwd
The /etc/passwd file, which contains information about all users, including their encrypted password, is readable by all users, making it possible for any user to get the encrypted password of everyone on...