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Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2006 11:10:36 +0100
From: Turko <>
Subject: Re: checking only first 5 characters of a md5 hash

On 3/11/06, Solar Designer <> wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 11, 2006 at 08:49:08AM +0100, Turko wrote:
> [38 lines of context removed]
> > OK
> Please try to not quote irrelevant context in your responses.  You did
> not need to quote all those many lines just to say "OK".

Yes you are right. SORRY.

There's no point in running this for more than a few seconds.  If it
> does not crack a password, then $mycode is not set to a string produced
> by the $code = ... line.
> > I m sure that $mycode is an existing part of the hash.
> ...existing "part of the hash" or "the first 5 characters of base64
> encoding of hex encoding of the MD5 hash"?  Obviously, the script will
> only crack the latter.

Now it works!
I tried to remove the encoding base 64 and in 5 seconds it found the key !

Thanks a lot Solar for your precious help and support.


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