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counting_pine
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Re: Wiki signups

Postby counting_pine » Jan 04, 2018 13:18

badidea wrote:Could I get a wiki account?.

Code: Select all

username: badidea
MD5 hex hash: ...

OK, done.
badidea
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Re: Wiki signups

Postby badidea » Jan 04, 2018 19:10

Thanks, login works.
sancho3
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Re: Wiki signups

Postby sancho3 » Jan 10, 2018 2:30

I would like a wiki account please.
Username: sancho3
MD5: [...]
counting_pine
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Re: Wiki signups

Postby counting_pine » Jan 10, 2018 13:02

OK sancho3, I've added you.
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Re: Wiki signups

Postby sancho3 » Jan 11, 2018 2:20

Thankyou, it works.
andykmv
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Re: Wiki signups

Postby andykmv » Mar 17, 2018 22:05

could you sign me up too please:
userid: andykmv
MD5: [...]
counting_pine
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Re: Wiki signups

Postby counting_pine » Mar 18, 2018 13:10

Done. :)
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Re: Wiki signups

Postby ecxjoe » Jun 09, 2018 18:27

User: JoeKing
MD5: [...]
counting_pine
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Re: Wiki signups

Postby counting_pine » Jun 09, 2018 18:46

ecxjoe wrote:User: JoeKing
MD5: ...
Done :)
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Re: Wiki signups

Postby ecxjoe » Jun 09, 2018 19:01

Works! Thanks
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Re: Wiki signups

Postby St_W » Jun 09, 2018 20:29

@counting_pine or other admins: I'd suggest to remove the username + MD5 information from being visible publically as soon as you create the account for security reasons. And I'd recommend every user to use a temporary password first and immediately change your password after your account has been created, also for security reasons. Just keep in mind that posting the MD5 of your password is nearly as bad as posting your password in plaintext.
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Re: Wiki signups

Postby counting_pine » Jun 09, 2018 21:37

I've redacted the MD5s in the above posts.

I've also clarified my opening post. But basically, common sense should prevail: you shouldn't publish the hash for a password you want to be secure.

To the best of my knowledge, MD5 hashes are not currently reversible - meaning it's not (currently) computationally feasible to find an input that produces any given MD5 hash.
But there are other known flaws in MD5, such as the ability to produce two files that hash to the same value - although you can't control what that value actually is.

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