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Re: [PBML] Converting From MD5

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  • merlyn@stonehenge.com
    ... Joe I d like to convert MD5 hex data back to regular text. From the research Joe I ve done, it doesn t appear that Digest::MD5 does this. Am I wrong? Can
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      >>>>> "Joe" == Joe Catanzaro <joecatanzaro@...> writes:

      Joe> I'd like to convert MD5 hex data back to regular text. From the research
      Joe> I've done, it doesn't appear that Digest::MD5 does this. Am I wrong? Can
      Joe> someone point me to documentation that would show me how to do this?

      MD5 is a hash. You can never get back the original text. That's the point.

      MD5 is not an encoding or encryption. It's a message digest.

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