Verify generate or reverse engineer your MD5 hashes online
By Koder at Wed, 01/12/2011 - 02:32
As some of you might be knowing, MD5 (aka Message Digest 5 algorithm) is a way of checking data integrity. Often used in cryptography, MD5 is used to check the integrity of the data when its compressed, before being encrypted typically with a PKI technique. MD5 is much more reliable and better way of checking data integrity than using traditional methods such as check-sum. It could take a long time to reverse engineer a MD5 hash using brute force methods and that's why we will introduce you today to getting MD5 hashes in a snap.
According to RFC1321 "[The MD5 algorithm] takes as input a message of arbitrary length and produces as output a 128-bit "fingerprint" or "message digest" of the input. It is conjectured that it is computationally infeasible to produce two messages having the same message digest, or to produce any message having a given pre specified target message digest."
As we mentioned, due to the complex nature of the MD5 hashes, it could take a long time using brute force methods to reverse engineer a MD5 hash. The MD5() website makes this a snap, here you can look up the hashes almost instantly. This can be done so fast because the website search engine is hooked up to a massive database back-end which looks up their original counterpart, the website also intelligently "learns" and indexes about the terms you provide and those not included in its database. Lets start and see if we can do this in three easy steps:
1. Go to MD5() website located at http://md5.rednoize.com/
2. Put in your search term for the has you want to calculate, I just simply typed in "I am Koder and Write on IWS" and hit the search button, for this it generated a hash for me, see picture below
3. You can verify or reverse engineer the hash to the text you had put in by searching for its text now
As you can see this website can come in quite handy for doing these fast searches!