MyBB's Password Encryption Method?
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You are spot on Ryan, but I still think it is better to classify MD5 and SHA-1 as hashing algorithms, not encryption algorithms. For instance, DES encryption can not be reversed without access to the algorithm's base key value although there is references to the key value itself in the encrypted data, however a hashing method has no reference to the initial value whatsoever and therefore can not be reversed using a reversed algorithm using the key value. People use encryption on packets being sent from client to server so the original content of the packet cannot be viewed or modified without access to the key value. Once it reaches the server, then they use the key value to obtain the original data. MD5 can not be used for this for the obvious reason.


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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 Sleepwalker - 2010-08-30, 03:07 AM

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