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A quick article on MD5

Arrow Image A short explanation of MD5

*As soon as I have more time, I'll expand this article.*

MD5 stands for Message-Digest Algorithm 5, and is a widely-used encryption method. MD5 was considered impossible to crack, however, as most people will tell you, no encryption method is impossible to crack. If you are interested in cracking a MD5 hash, this article will explain how to do it. ''. MD5 hashes are also used as a "digital signature" because if anything is changed, including case, the hash will be completely different. Here are three examples (notice the case difference);

HellBound Hackers: 1e2840f706658ccdde6fdf60cbee9487
Hellbound Hackers: 89b9bf038fff9b30f8b136ce737273eb
The hash of a zero length file: d41d8cd98f00b204e9800998ecf8427e


AldarHawkon May 19 2006 - 18:21:58
Well written. no content what so ever though. nothing on HOW to crack it, where is it used or even HOW to get the hash output. a little more detail is needed I think
Jakeon May 19 2006 - 22:17:00
Not really an article. . . Just a vague description of the MD5 message digest with a few example hashes.
z3r0phr34kon May 19 2006 - 23:40:13
good but i liked the other better Wink
n3w7yp3on May 20 2006 - 05:47:24
That was pretty pointless.... BTW, its possible to make 2 files have the same MD5 checksum now.
strykr192on May 20 2006 - 07:04:31
wow big article... very informative lol Smile
BobbyBon May 20 2006 - 11:28:04
This seems more like a response to a question than an article, if I'm being honest. (Sorry)
HopelessRomanticon May 20 2006 - 16:25:09
Is there a remove article button?
system_meltdownon May 20 2006 - 18:25:32
Nope there isn't
spywareon May 20 2006 - 19:14:26
Haha - Want to remove it? It's not that bad..; just a bit short. You could explain which programs are used to get/crack the hashes (give some sites) and tell about how you could crack best (which options etc.) Rated it... Good Grin
drew_m_noelon May 20 2006 - 22:08:02
1/10 very little on how it works etc
korgon May 21 2006 - 03:03:45
Another bad article no info no content. Sesame street definition of md hash. Admin's look at these things! Even list a better article in it.
Zekasuon May 22 2006 - 01:31:06
Lol, a much better way would actually to EXPLAIN the bloody algorithm. My mom knows this much about MD5. =/
H-oLm35on May 22 2006 - 17:04:26
yeah.. you should talk a little more about RSA ... MD5 and RSA are one step closer than you might think Wink
Nubzzzon June 05 2006 - 04:51:17
Thank you for linking to my article but I agree with the rest of them. It is very short and doesnt really explain what a MD5 hash is or how it is created or anything. BUT you can always edit it to include more information so I suggest you do that.
crayakuon January 23 2008 - 13:02:56
lol MD5 is wicked lol JTR :ninja:
Blackmercuryon July 08 2009 - 21:29:07
haha this is worse than mine Pfft but mine was removed Sad
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