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Re: MD5 To Be Considered Harmful Someday
From: Paul Wouters <paul () xtdnet nl>
Date: Wed, 8 Dec 2004 21:48:00 +0100 (MET)
On Tue, 7 Dec 2004, Gandalf The White wrote:
What I am worried about is the integrity of MD5 hashed passwords. This
It does not matter that I don't know the correct password, I have a password
that collides into the correct hash. I can log into the system with my
Can't we just truncate the password to 8 characters like in the old days
before doing the MD5 hash? It will greatly reduce the chance of a collision.
In fact, I am not even sure my systems don't do this already.
Re: MD5 To Be Considered Harmful Someday Ruth A. Kramer (Dec 08)