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Offline quixin

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State unable to prove MD5 is uncrackable
« on: August 11, 2005, 02:30:01 AM »
I thought this story was very interesting.  Any thoughts?

http://www.news.com.au/story/0%2C10117%2C1...-1242%2C00.html

EVERY fine issued by speed cameras could be invalid, after the Roads and Traffic Authority admitted yesterday it could not prove the authenticity of the pictures they take.
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The case revolved around the integrity of a mathematical MD5 algorithm published on each picture and used as a security measure to prove pictures have not been doctored after they have been taken.

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Also, has anyone seen this site: MD5 Online Cracking

Much more info can be found here.
« Last Edit: August 11, 2005, 12:28:00 PM by quixin »



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State unable to prove MD5 is uncrackable
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2005, 04:11:20 AM »
By nature hashes rely on the sheer number of possibilites.  Getting the same hash with editing a picture is pretty laughable.

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State unable to prove MD5 is uncrackable
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2005, 05:39:11 PM »
PasswordMaker salts all its hashes with the values you enter in the Account Settings dialog. As the site you linked to states:

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This project won't be able to break salted md5 hashes which are used in *nix systems in /etc/shadow files. They won't appear in the list

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State unable to prove MD5 is uncrackable
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2005, 05:39:11 PM »