View Full Version : reversing md5

05-31-2004, 03:18 AM
i need to reverse md5 encryptions on something for my forum to chatroom conversion. how do i do that?

05-31-2004, 03:36 AM
That's easy. You can't. MD5 encryption was designed so that you cannot decrypt it. It's a one-way hash function. If there was a way to decrypt it then it would defeat the purpose of encrypting it.

05-31-2004, 03:45 AM
well i have a forum that uses md5 for passwords and a chatroom that uses the same database, but not md5... should i convert the chatroom to md5 as well?

05-31-2004, 04:56 AM
If you are planning on using the same login information in the database for both programs then yes you would want to convert both to using the same encryption.

05-31-2004, 05:12 AM
k... nvm... turns out my chatroom script i am using has an option to use md5.... everything is peachy now... thanks anyways :D

06-01-2004, 03:27 AM

in theory i guess you could....

though it would take the worlds fastest computers like 10 years to do it...

you got time? :thumbsup: