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Re: MD5 hash cracking service
From: "Troy" <tjk () tksoft com>
Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2004 08:12:32 -0700 (PDT)


Interesting, since MD5 hashes are supposed to be "one way", are they not?

I've often discussed setting up an "online cracking service" (think Alex
Moffet's crack seriously networked a la Beowulf with a Web interface).
Aside from the technical challenges of setting up and maintaining such
a project, the obvious issue, from a security perspective, would be trust.
For example, if I know that Alice connected from 12.3.4.5 and supplied 
a hash/password, and I retained the unencrypted hash/password, would I
not now (potentially) have access to "something" (maybe accessible, maybe
privileged, maybe not) at 12.3.4.5?

Still, bravo to you for setting it up :-)



If an authentication system used an md5sum of a password, then you would have secret
information. Normally you would add a timestamp to the text you apply the md5 hash to,
though. Therefore the md5sum is only same if the timestamp is the same. If the system
requires accurate time, then the acquired md5sum is only useful in the sense that
you can theoretically break it by going through all possible combinations for the
text.



Troy

Troy Korjuslommi                Tksoft Inc.
tjk () tksoft com













G

On or about 2004.07.01 19:03:33 +0000, md5er (info () passcracking com) said:

I've set up a quick website and system to crack md5 hashes online using Rainbow tables. The project is using 
RainbowCrack and currently ~47 Gb of tables. At the moment it can crack hashes of lowercase letters and/or numbers 
up to 8 characters long.

The cracking service is free

If you are interested you can check out the site here: http://passcracking.com



Regards, 

staff


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