Hi Jerry--

No, md5 is a one-way hash. That's why it's so safe--because if someone
steals the information he still can't tell what the passwords are.

You may want to reset the passwords upon your users' request and send it
to them via e-mail instead.



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On Tue, 2003-06-24 at 08:35, JeRRy wrote:
> Hi,
> If I use md5 to handle passwords to my database is
> there a way to reverse the action if someone forgets
> their password?  Is there a way for me to decode the
> 32bit to plain text?
> Jerry
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