Archived Blog Post: February 20, 2001

AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) protocol information and password decoder - "An AIM password must be between 4 and 16 characters. I got this from the AIM "Change your Password" screen. When the AIM client signs on to the authorizer, the encoded password presented is the same length as the decoded form. After a little number crunching, I've found that the hash used to encode the password looks like this:"