Sunday, July 11, 2004

If you think, they will do it

Awhile back, someone came up with a method for brute-forcing hashes
using a time-memory tradeoff. Basically, for certain types of
algorithms, results of hashes can be pre-calculated and stored.
Unhashing a hash becomes the result of performing a lookup in a giant
database.

Well, someone has done come up with online MD5 cracking. (via /.)