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Old 10-06-2011, 09:55 AM   #1
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how to generate MD5 password

hi friends,
please help me how to generate MD5 password.
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echo -n 'password' | md5sum
This was first result if you search for "linux md5 hash of string" in google, incidentally.
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Note that there is nothing particularly special about an MD5 PASSWORD. MD5 is a hashing algorithm that can be, and is typically, used on a wide range of data including whole CD ROM images. MD5 was designed as a one way hash, meaning the same text in always gives the same result while being very hard to reconstruct the original text from the hash. You can also add a 'salt' to the hash to increase it's effectiveness which will help to destroy the effectiveness of what are called Rainbow Tables (mappings of words to hashes) by creating a random seed.


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