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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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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.
Stevens, Lenstra and de Weger were part of a larger international team of researchers who, in 2008, demonstrated a practical MD5 collision attack which allowed them to create a rogue SSL certificate trusted by all browsers.
The application should generate and verify cryptographic hashes or checksums for images, disks and files using the MD5 algorithm at a minimum.
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Other supported security protocols include AES, DES, 3DES, MD5, and SHA.
Other security IP cores Jetstream Media Technologies offers include: AES family, CCM family, GCM, XTS cores, configurable secure hashing core supporting MD5, SHA-1, SHA-224, SHA-256, SHA-384, and SHA-512, Triple-DES, and the public key modular exponentiation accelerator for RSA([R])/Diffie-Hellman up to 4096 bits.
The configurable hashing core supports SHA-1, SHA-224, SHA-256, SHA-384, SHA-512 and MD5.