I am working on a disaster recovery of a SUN email system. No email accounts are accessible. I have the passwords as recorded in the database, but the passwords are encrypted in some form of SHA. I have tried some online crackers to see if they help. They might, but I am uncertain what to do of the results. Some crackers say that I am entering an illegal character.
Here is an example of a password entry:
What part of this line entry is the encrypted password? If I find a way to decrypt it, should I expect the original clear text password or is that completely lost and I should expect the new results to be the password?
Are there any suggestions on how to decrypt a password like this that is in some version of SHA?