Home page logo
/

fulldisclosure logo Full Disclosure mailing list archives

Re: anybody know good service for cracking md5?
From: Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu
Date: Thu, 04 Feb 2010 10:52:32 -0500

On Wed, 03 Feb 2010 23:02:20 +0100, Christian Sciberras said:

Actually dictionary attacks seem to work quite well, especially for common
users which typically use dictionary and/or well known passwords (such as
the infamous "password").
Another idea which seems to be cropping in, is the use of hash tables with a
list of known passwords rather then dictionary approach.
Personally, the hash table one is quite successful, consider that it targets
password groups rather than a load of wild guesses.

Correct - the point is those are *clever* ways to break an MD5 hash of a
password, rather than a brute-force attack.  They work in several days rather
than several thousand times the age of the universe precisely because they're
clever.

Attachment: _bin
Description:

_______________________________________________
Full-Disclosure - We believe in it.
Charter: http://lists.grok.org.uk/full-disclosure-charter.html
Hosted and sponsored by Secunia - http://secunia.com/

  By Date           By Thread  

Current thread:
[ Nmap | Sec Tools | Mailing Lists | Site News | About/Contact | Advertising | Privacy ]
AlienVault