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MD5

MD5

(Message Digest 5) A popular cryptographic hash function developed by Ronald Rivest (the "R" in RSA) which is used to create a message digest for digital signatures. MD5 is similar to the previous MD4 method as both were designed for 32-bit computers, but MD5 adds more security since MD4 has been broken. The earlier MD2 function was designed for 8-bit computers. See cryptographic hash function.
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In RFC-2082, the keyed 16 byte MD5 has been developed to replace this password authentication scheme as shown in Figure4 (b).
Later on, someone cried foul and said the MD5 hash code he had for his copy of the VotePH-2016 software was 7517-abe7-04ee-8610-3e06-b127-7b3b-5ce5.
Rivest, "The MD5 message digest algorithm," RFC 1321, 1992.
Rivest, "The MD5 Message-Digest Algorithm", RFC 1321, MIT LCS & RSA Data Security, Inc., April 1992.
"It's imperative that browsers and CAs stop using MD5, and migrate to more robust alternatives such as SHA-2 and the upcoming SHA-3 standard," insists Lenstra.
Para fines de este articulo nos basaremos en el uso de MD5 (aunque comienza a ser sustituido por SHA1).
"I believe most ISPs have already implemented MD5 on their BGP peering, which should mitigate the risk of widespread internet outages," said Chris Rouland, VP of the X-Force vulnerability research team at Internet Security Systems Inc.
The new password system uses MD5 strong encryption for passwords by receptionists, guards, and those who reregister visitors with a Web browser.
AEGIS Server supports Microsoft MD5, TLS, TTLS, LEAP and PEAP on Linux, Solaris, and Windows XP/2000.
After downloading the OpenSSH code, a savvy user noticed that the md5 checksum information was incorrect.
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EMusic's search bot uses "acoustic fingerprinting" technology that tracks the MD5 checksum created by the Napster client to uniquely identify songs.