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How to identify a Hash – Password Cracking


Passwords are stored as a “hash”, which means it’s converted using an algorithm.  To see this in action, type in a password to this site and your MD5 hash will appear.

Step 1 – Enter in “password” and see the hash.


Step 2 – Download HashID Python tool

Downloads Tab

hash id tool

Step 3 – Enter your hash into the HashID Tool

The tool will run and then reveal the hash used.

hashid results

MD5 hashes are 32 characters in length

128 bits which converts to 32 characters of Hex.

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