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The original author of the MD5 password hash algorithm has publicly declared his software end-of-life and is “no longer considered safe” to use on commercial websites.
Danish developer Poul-Henning Kamp, who developed the widely used MD5 password hash algorithm, said that limitations to his software and a corresponding increase in computing power since its initial release has rendered algorithm obsolete.
“I implore everybody to migrate to a stronger password scrambler without undue delay,”
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All major internet sites, anybody with more than 50.000 passwords, should design or configure a unique algorithm (consisting of course of standard one-way hash functions like SHA2 etc) for their site, in order to make development of highly optimized password brute-force technologies a “per-site” exercise for attackers.
People shouldn't even be in control of creating and managing their own passwords anyway because the majority of people are using medium strength passwords at best, if we're lucky.
thus writing it down!
Bill ..problem is ..we here are all "people" when we are on someone else's site