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MD5

 

Description

Message Digest algorithm 5 (MD5)

 

Features of MD5

 

  • MD5 (Message-Digest Algorithm 5) is a widely used cryptographic hash function with a 128-bit hash value.
  • MD5 has been employed in a wide variety of security applications, and is also commonly used to check the integrity of files. However, it has been shown that MD5 is not collision resistant.
  • MD5 is not suitable for applications like SSL certificates or digital signatures that rely on this property. An MD5 hash is typically expressed as a 32-digit hexadecimal number.

 

 

MD5 Wikipedia Definition

 

RFCs

  • The MD5 Message-Digest Algorithm - RFC 1321

 

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