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Is md5 secure

  1. Jun 10, 2005 #1
    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.
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  3. Jun 10, 2005 #2


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    I do know that the NSA recommends SHA256 or greater, but i'm sure you'll be fine.
  4. Jun 10, 2005 #3


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    because they can crack it? :biggrin:
  5. Jun 10, 2005 #4


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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.
  6. Jun 11, 2005 #5
    If you feel like reading alittle... you'll have to ignore the little agument in there...
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