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MD5-Message Digest 5 is a 128-bit “digital code” (such as 34b7da764b21d298ef307d04d8152dc5). MD5 is one of many “hash” algorithms used in SSH [Secure SHell], SIP [Session Initiation Protocol], Java, and other systems. Other algorithms include CRC [Cyclic Redundancy Check] and SHA-1 [Secure Hash Algorithm]. Hash comes from “corn-beef & hash” or ground up beef which is created from private or public encryption creating unreadable code characters with a nonce (time stamp or other randomly generated code or word).

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