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Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2006 21:18:06 +0100
From: Michal Luczaj <>
Subject: Re: Bulletin boards' password hashes

thomas springer wrote:
> most bbs will use salted md5 or sha's:
> maybe it'll be simpler do have a "generic" approach to have a generic,
> "pluggable" source/patch, where it is easy to define any salt-method,
> input-format and a hash-type.

Ah! The Ultimate Internet Forum Hash Cracker SDK ;)

But seriously, let me quote Alexander:

"Ideally, there should be fairly optimal yet generic enough
implementations of cryptographic primitives that newly added high-level
hash and cipher types could use (...)"

It seems that everyone really wants the same. Let's wait for such
titbits and start reusing components :)


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