MyBB's Password Encryption Method?
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(2010-08-16, 01:03 AM)Sleepwalker Wrote: I always figured that all encryption algorithms can be reversed with another algorithm. Since MD5 is not reversible as there is no link to the original data or string, then I assumed it would not be considered an encryption method. Learnt something new today.

You confuse encryption with ciphering. You can encrypt something without the ability to decrypt. A cipher has a key and is reversible. If my understanding of the terms is correct anyways.

In point of fact the crypt() function in C doesn't have a corresponding decrypt() function either, and was used as a password encryption routine in many softwares.


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MyBB's Password Encryption Method? - by Spencer - 2010-08-13, 04:40 AM
RE: MyBB's Password Encryption Method? - by KuJoe - 2010-08-13, 04:51 AM
RE: MyBB's Password Encryption Method? - by KuJoe - 2010-08-13, 05:25 AM
RE: MyBB's Password Encryption Method? - by Dylan M. - 2010-08-16, 01:11 AM

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