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  • Started 6 years ago by Lighthouse
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jack7h3r1pp3r
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actually no it's md5

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ScottW
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jack, that's my credit card number! Don't post that! :-)

Hashing algorithms like MD5 are supposed to be one way only, so you can't decode them. However, I have heard that there are attacks for MD5 and it is considered by some to be partially insecure. So, if you can read it, you are a cracker. Or a security analyst. How do you crack it?

Oh, and since Lighthouse brought it up, WEP is really, really insecure so never use it unless you have no choice. These days if you forget a WEP password, it's faster to crack it than reset it.

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The Geek
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You can't exactly "crack" an MD5, but there are a ton of websites building rainbow tables of computed md5 hashes, so these days you can look up almost any md5 hash online on a dozen sites like this one:

http://www.md5oogle.com/

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Lighthouse
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@ScottW. Unfortunely I have to use WEP. It comes with the territory.

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ScottW
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Rainbow tables? Oh, come on. Any true geek worth his salt can work around that. (get it?) ¡Gracias, Señor Geek!

Lighthouse, what is the territory where you have to use WEP? BTW, we've hijacked your thread. Mwahaha!

I guess there really is no uncrackable crypto, only crypto that hasn't been cracked yet.

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Lighthouse
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Hey it's not my thread (just cos I started it)
WEP comes with my ISP h/w s/w packaage

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ScottW
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What's a true geek? Me. I'm a geek. Let me say it again:

* Yo no soy marinero, soy geek
* Je suis geek (tres chic!)
* Ich bin ein geek, ich bin nicht ein Berliner.
* Geekito ergo sum

Pardon my French (and German, and Spanish, and Latin)

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Lighthouse
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Iechyd da
(sorry, the word Geek does not exist in Welsh)

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jack7h3r1pp3r
Posts: 2815

here you can see my message here http://www.md5oogle.com/

edit: now i just noticed that the geek already posted the same site

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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here is the true answer to the question the real geek is the one who started the topic and his name is lighthouse ;)

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ScottW
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I have it: the answer is 42.

After all, this is the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything. The definition of a true geek must be in there somewhere.

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ScottW
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Here's what I found when I looked in the dictionary:

GEEK

This guy ->

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Lighthouse
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As I already mentioned 42, I'm afraid you can not count that as a reply

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ScottW
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Lighthouse, so if you hadn't mentioned 42, that would be the correct answer? I think you are making up the rules to this so-called "contest" as we go along. Your $100 is very safe.

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Lighthouse
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Not at all. 42 did involve part of the answer. But I'm letting you off for that one.
(unless you want to mention which part of 42. Then you get an extra point)

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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i'm thinking that every one is out of ideas cuz i am

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p0oper89
Posts: 111

a geek is a person that has insomnia, and they cant wait to able to get home and crack open a Mountain Dew and some chips!

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whs
Posts: 17584

I think Lighthouse is just pulling your legs. Once he gets off the Absinthe, he'll tell you.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
Posts: 2815

haha absinthe wow i think i just seen a purple bird fly by me ;)

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Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

That could have been "The Purple People Eater"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVbGnspgy_8

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