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    How can we see the passwords of users?

    Hi,

    How can we see the passwords of all users in the current database?

    Regards
    Rajesh

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    the next time you ask a question without doing any research it is going to get deleted

    you cannot see passwords, that would be a security risk!

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    Quote Originally Posted by davey23uk View Post
    you cannot see passwords, that would be a security risk!
    Not to be pedantic, but you can see users passwords if you run a script that uses brute force hashing to find the password. You can also find lists of default username/password combinations on the web. Of course finding someones password should only be done to make sure that they are using a secure password.

    I should also mention, that because it is possible to brute force a password from a username and hash, that makes it vital that the DBA's keep the hashes hidden for all of the database accounts.
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