Win2K3 Password Hashing Algorithm

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Subject: Win2K3 Password Hashing Algorithm
Posted by:  Alan Mott (AlanMo…@discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2007

Does anyone out there know what hashing algorithm Win2K3 server/XP uses as
part of its authentication process? I'm given to understand that the NT Hash
is based on MD4. I find it hard to believe that Windows still appears to be
using a discredited hashing algorithm for its authentication, and hasn't
moved on to using MD5, Diffie-Hellman or SHA-1.

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