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    Smile What type of encryption string is this

    Not sure if I am posting this in the right forum but I have two codes I need to know what they are dc384d0cea9424f45dd50c5b3515de5b and the other is as followed
    735d0743e14f75c36694948c5b81a4aa sorry if i posted them in wrong forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by mason78 View Post
    Not sure if I am posting this in the right forum but I have two codes I need to know what they are dc384d0cea9424f45dd50c5b3515de5b and the other is as followed
    735d0743e14f75c36694948c5b81a4aa sorry if i posted them in wrong forum
    That is an MD5 hash. MD5 is 128bit therefore it has 128/4 characters=32 characters.

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    Thanks I thought thats what it was so now my ? is how can I get what it is ? break it whatever u know what I mean thanks for gettin back quickly

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    Quote Originally Posted by mason78 View Post
    Thanks I thought thats what it was so now my ? is how can I get what it is ? break it whatever u know what I mean thanks for gettin back quickly
    Hashed data cannot be reversed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fou-Lu View Post
    Hashed data cannot be reversed.
    But you can try using Rainbow tables- this is just a table containing already hashed words and numbers, so what you'll use just compares the hash to find matches and thus get the original...the kinds used by hackers to get the original passwords. Do a google search of doing that and you can figure it out.
    Although the easiest to recover are dictionary words.

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    Still doesn't reverse it, it will only find a match which may or may not be the original.
    Any programmer worth their weight in salt (pun intended) wouldn't leave a password with a single level of hashing; a simple salt is added and rainbow tables are now useless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fou-Lu View Post
    Still doesn't reverse it, it will only find a match which may or may not be the original.
    Any programmer worth their weight in salt (pun intended) wouldn't leave a password with a single level of hashing; a simple salt is added and rainbow tables are now useless.
    Thanks for the salt reminder, I had not pointed that out. If those are passwords with hashes.

    But remember that I pointed out that he should try Rainbow tables of Dictionary words and commonly used passwords. Of course if there is no match at all, he'll conclude that the programmer used a salt.

    Secondly, not every programmer even those in big organizations use salts. Some even leave them in plaintext. So rainbow tables is worth a try and with todays computing power and graphics processing cards, doing that is only a matter of hours if not minutes even for a desktop computer. So it's still worth a try.

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    Thanks you all I will check into the rainbow table thing and ill letcha know how it works out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fou-Lu View Post
    Still doesn't reverse it, it will only find a match which may or may not be the original.
    Any programmer worth their weight in salt (pun intended) wouldn't leave a password with a single level of hashing; a simple salt is added and rainbow tables are now useless.
    Indeed and any decent programmer wouldn't use MD5 for hashing passwords in the first place given that it has been cryptographically broken for a long time. SHA256 is a much better algorithm to be using for hashing passwords.
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