Debian supports DES, MD5, SHA256 and SHA512 algorithms for password encryption. These algorithms can be easily spotted and distinguished by their structure.
DES algorithm. It uses only the first 8 characters of the password.
Entry: A3e/KEgDkMLCQ Salt prefix: none Salt used to encrypt password (2 characters): A3 Encrypted password (12 characters): 3e/KEgDkMLCQ
Entry: $1$Kwr7U3ff$ks/WzM/cddWJO8IJuuSEs0 Salt prefix: $1$ Salt used to encrypt password (8 characters): Kwr7U3ff Encrypted password (22 characters): ks/WzM/cddWJO8IJuuSEs0
Entry: $5$oSqc8rH41i$jQwD40uzBYkVuf/NA4jymVtfyfHo0jm1Efk8EGR8dR6 Salt prefix: $5$ Salt used to encrypt password (between 8 to 16 characters): oSqc8rH41i Encrypted password (43 characters): jQwD40uzBYkVuf/NA4jymVtfyfHo0jm1Efk8EGR8dR6
Entry: $6$jNs8hixHeeiW$u7EShHdO0vQtJMESEzMZBh8ICXYufTAU8WRgM8.nWCFKQPj0aCTMA2KkAke1ltwRkjtb8cTTjAlN4RKouQ8xj1 Salt prefix: $6$ Salt used to encrypt password (between 8 to 16 characters): jNs8hixHeeiW Encrypted password (86 characters): u7EShHdO0vQtJMESEzMZBh8ICXYufTAU8WRgM8.nWCFKQPj0aCTMA2KkAke1ltwRkjtb8cTTjAlN4RKouQ8xj1
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determine word as the password in the above examples.