A New Approach in Expanding the Hash Size of MD5

Esmael Verano Maliberan, Ariel M Sison, Ruji P Medina

Abstract


The enhanced MD5 algorithm has been developed by expanding its hash value up to 1280 bits from the original size of 128 bit using XOR and AND operators. Findings revealed that the hash value of the modified algorithm was not cracked or hacked during the experiment and testing using powerful bruteforce, dictionary, cracking tools and rainbow table such as CrackingStation, Hash Cracker, Cain and Abel and Rainbow Crack which are available online thus improved its security level compared to the original MD5. Furthermore, the proposed method could output a hash value with 1280 bits with only 10.9 ms additional execution time from MD5.

Keywords: MD5 algorithm, hashing, client-server communication, modified MD5, hacking, bruteforce, rainbow table.


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International Journal of Communication Networks and Information Security (IJCNIS)          ISSN: 2076-0930 (Print)           ISSN: 2073-607X (Online)