BozoCrack Finds MD5 Plaintexts

A couple of weeks ago I saw someone mention a little script called BozoCrack on Twitter and I decided to check it out. What caught my attention is that BozoCrack simply “cracks” md5 hashes by doing a search on Google for that hash. Once it finds the hash and the text that goes with it, it spits it back out on the screen. Not really cracking of course, but its pretty dang effective.

I imagine that with search engines archiving ever more data, this sort of “cloud-based” rainbow table use will become more common.

via PaulDotCom: Archives.

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