Help me With IOS

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May 14th, 2007
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in a sad manner, i found a software that crackes the encrypted cisco passowrd for router and pix firewall, called cain & abel

so help me to fix this problem in IOS

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mohammedmahmoud Mon, 05/14/2007 - 01:44
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Use the secret password (MD5) instead, which can't be cracked.

Router(config)#username test secret test

Router(config)#enable secret test

When displayed on a cisco router its like this:

username test secret 5 $1$UuqK$HKduW.7M7o6l1rJ8dUs3r1

HTH, please do rate all helpful replies,

Mohammed Mahmoud.

baydata Mon, 05/14/2007 - 01:59
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We can encrypt Password in Two ways

1, Manual encryption

Router (config) #enable password XXXX

Router (config) #service password encryption

If you give this command it will be encrypted by MD7 algorithm and we can break easily by using 3rd party software?s

2, Automatic encryption

Router (config) #enable secret XXXX

It will be encrypted by MD5 and difficult to break it


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