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Re: Google Desktop Search
From: Andrew Farmer <andfarm () teknovis com>
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2004 10:48:51 -0700

On 16 Oct 2004, at 13:51, rem wrote:
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.

Take a closer look at how it's being used. The client isn't just sending a MD5 hash of the password -- there's a challenge/response system being used.

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