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Mir Afroz
what is the difference between "SHA1" and "MD5"
By Mir Afroz in ASP.NET onNov 16 2008
  • Alan
    Nov, 2008 17

    The MD5 hashing algorithm uses a hash code which is 16 bytes long whereas SHA1 uses a hash code which is 20 bytes long.

    This means that MD5 executes faster but is less secure than SHA1.

    However, the security of both these algorithms has been compromized in recent years.

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