What is MD5 algorithm?
- MD5 (Message Digest 5) — 128-bit hash algorithm developed by Professor Ronald L. Rivest of MIT in 1991. Designed to create a message digests of arbitrary length and then validate their authenticity. Widely used to check the integrity information and storing the password hashes.
- MD5 algorithm can be used as a checksum to verify data integrity, but only against unintentional corruption.
- The MD5 hash can not be decrypted if the text you entered is complicated enough.
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