How can I recover a password given a couple of encrypted hash strings?
June 16, 2004 10:42 AM Subscribe
Given a couple of encrypted hash strings, I need to identify the algorithm used to generate the hashes so that I can brute-force decrypt them. More inside..
posted by mrbill to computers & internet (16 answers total)
And the hashes, from a "mysqldump" of the affected database (MySQL 3.x), are:
INSERT INTO password VALUES ('user1','iiQ4AxZsPtUZ3r00');
INSERT INTO password VALUES ('user2','7ePNxD3QNoHP9r00');
If I can identify the type of hash used, I can decrypt these given enough CPU time. Any ideas?
(the guy in charge of this application, that uses MySQL, has ceased employment without writing down the administrator password..)
Right now, "just generate a new hash and put it in place of the old one" isn't really an option.