After some vanity Googling today, I noticed MDCrack, a project that I helped with back in ~2001 has been resurrected by the lead developer Gregory Duchemin. Well it was resurrected in 2006, but I’ve been busy….
Makes me want to restart tinkering with the MD2/MD4/MD5 hashes, and build my dream cracker.
Another point to note was that Gregory was right, the idea of pre-computed hash tables, now known as rainbow tables were/are a good idea. Back when I had a 2GB hard drive, they didn’t seem like an effective idea, compared to a network of machines, ala Distributed.Net