What are MD5 Hash Strings?


Ever wondered what are MD5 which are seen when you download a file from any site?

MD5 is usually used to verify the integrity of files that you download from the internet, the MD5 hash string associated with the files are basically hashes of the files that will allow you to check it’s integrity, once you have downloaded it from the internet.

Wikipedia MD5 entry: MD5 (Message-Digest algorithm 5) is a widely used cryptographic hash function with a 128-bit hash value. As an Internet standard (RFC 1321), MD5 has been employed in a wide variety of security applications, and is also commonly used to check the integrity of files.

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