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How can one recover the plaintext from the last part of an MD5 hash? [closed]

I have the last 11 bytes of an MD5 hash and I would like to guess what the plaintext was. How would you proceed? For example, if you have the following bytes: 2dfa0f3ac084298142eccd, you can easily ...
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Can a 'fingerprint' file be used to track a stolen device?

A recent laptop theft, as well as concern that the data upon it might be deliberately accessed (on a drive with encryption or not), head lead me to think about how one might retroactively seek to ...
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How can I analyze password recovery tokens?

All websites that support authenticated user interactions have a password recovery feature. Usually they will email the password reset link through which you can easily recover your account by typing ...
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Creating a custom restore disk to prevent data mining?

I work in commercial telecoms and one part of our business is the leasing of computer equipment to call centers. If the customer for whatever reason gives us the equipment back (non-payment, out of ...
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How can a server recover from its secret key stolen?

Suppose a server use digital signature to prove the files it sends to users. If someone steals the secret key in the server, what should it do?