Congratulations to Vodacom and Cell-C for handling these two flaws so excellently. No surprise that City of Joburg and Sanral would handle their issues the ways that they did. Pathetic and typical.
This is ridiculous!
These Deep Web stories never cease to amaze me!
This is pretty crazy man!
This is pretty incredible but totally what you’d expect from somebody like him
I’ve been setting users passwords successfully on CentOS/RHEL from within my kickstarts, using entries like this:
echo p4ssw0rd | passwd --stdin username
… however, that unfortunately doesn’t work on at least Ubuntu (and possibly many other distros as well).
Now — finally — and thanks to this comment, I have an answer; and it looks something like this:
echo username:password | chpasswd