MD5 or SHA1?
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02-11-2008, 06:43 PM
Join Date: Sep 2007
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MD5 has chances of collision, and is a lighter weight hash. While SHA1 does have potential collisions, they are all theoretical at this stage. SHA1 is a military-grade hash algorithm.
That last part is inaccurate, they use 256 bit encryption. Though I believe (without proof) that the military and government agencies use algorithms not available commercially.
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