Don' t use the old type 7 passwords anymore. Many times I came across one issue. How to grant access to CLI ( Command Line Interface) on Cisco devices without creating separate username and password for each user on each device?
Cisco passwords can be trivially decrypted although this isn' t really the fault of Cisco ( since the router itself needs to be able to decrypt them). 0( 18) S allows an admin to configure MD5 encryption for passwords. I have seen type 7 decryptor available but not for Type 5.
Configuring Cisco Encryption Technology. Cisco Type 7 Reverser. What' s the moral of the story?