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Re: Google Desktop Search
From: rem <rem () fabrika lv>
Date: Sat, 16 Oct 2004 23:51:58 +0300

What is the added benefit of sending MD5 hashes instead of plain-text passwords? I mean, the MD5 hash will be the same for the same password, isn't it?

I hope that Yahoo has implemented something more complicated that that, otherwise it is plain pointless.

-- rem.

mike () ampeisch com wrote:
 Read the javascript in the headers of Yahoo's login page:

<-- Begin javascript comments from Yahoo -->
/*
 * A JavaScript implementation of the RSA Data Security, Inc. MD5 Message
 * Digest Algorithm, as defined in RFC 1321.
 * Copyright (C) Paul Johnston 1999 - 2000.
 * Updated by Greg Holt 2000 - 2001.
 * See http://pajhome.org.uk/site/legal.html for details.
 */

<-- End Javascript comments from Yahoo -->

THEY don't even cache, or pass, your password. Like all secure programs,
they store, and transmit, an MD5 Sum.

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