Is md5 secure

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Does anyone think that md5 is the most secure? or are there more secure encryptions than it? I've heard news of some md5 hashes being decrypted. it's what i use in php and I was wondering.
 

dduardo

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I do know that the NSA recommends SHA256 or greater, but i'm sure you'll be fine.
 

cronxeh

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dduardo said:
I do know that the NSA recommends SHA256 or greater, but i'm sure you'll be fine.

because they can crack it? :biggrin:
 

dduardo

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Yes, because big government agencies can crack it. Since the NSA is a huge target they have to be extra paranoid. Most common folks don't have to worry about the limitations of md5.
 
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exequor said:
Does anyone think that md5 is the most secure? or are there more secure encryptions than it? I've heard news of some md5 hashes being decrypted. it's what i use in php and I was wondering.
If you feel like reading alittle... you'll have to ignore the little agument in there...
http://forums.invisionize.com/index.php?showtopic=40975
 

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