[cryptography] No one bothers cracking the crypto (real life edition)

Jon Callas jon at callas.org
Fri Dec 2 01:26:25 EST 2011


"BozoCrack is a depressingly effective MD5 password hash cracker with almost zero CPU/GPU load. Instead of rainbow tables, dictionaries, or brute force, BozoCrack simply finds the plaintext password. Specifically, it googles the MD5 hash and hopes the plaintext appears somewhere on the first page of results.

It works way better than it ever should."

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