MD5 is one of most secure password encryption method available today. Actually, MD5 is not encryption, but a hash. Normally, encryption is two-way process ie you can decrypt encrypted password. But, MD5 generates hash and not encryption. And you cannot decrypt hash since hash generation is one-way process and it is not possible to decrypt hash.
How is MD5 password cracked???
MD5 hash cannot be decrypted. But, still we are able to crack MD5 password hash. The method used to decrypt MD5 hash is to match the generated hash with already available database of hashes.
Generally, large number of MD5 hashes corresponding to various words and passwords are stored in databases. While cracking MD5 hashes, the given hash is checked and matched against all available hashes in database. If a match is found, then the word (actually password) corresponding to this hash is returned as cracked password.
But, the problem occurs when password is not regular.
For example, if you are using password say - techotips which is very rare word.
Now, go to any MD5 online decrypter (list given at the end) and enter this MD5 hash. I have tried to crack hash for techotips with most online MD5 decrypters I know and found they were not able to crack this hash. Why??? Because they don't have hash for "techotips" in their database and hence they didn't have any match. So, they were not able to crack this hash.
In contrast to above situation, consider the following MD5 hash:
This hash is cracked by most available online MD5 Decrypter services. This is because the password is commonly used word- root.
Thus, we conclude that MD5 decryption is possible only if password is commonly used word.
So friends, I hope you will now get all basics on how to decrypt MD5 hash and MD5 password using MD5 decrypter services. If you have any problem in using this MD5 decrypter services to decrypt MD5 hash and MD5 password, please mention it in comments.
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